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Religious Scandal Hits Downtown Brooklyn When Junior’s Breaks the Passover Rules

Brooklyn Heights: The new coffee shop on the corner of Cranberry and Henry has comedy and jazz nights, but you're probably not invited. [Brooklyn Heights Blog] Chelsea: Bottlerocket wines hosts environmental activists Sunday afternoon for Earth Day tips and sips from biodynamic and organic vineyards. [Bottlerocket] Chinatown: What to eat at Saturday's Taste of Chinatown. [Chinatown NYC] Hop Kee, though damaged after being plowed into by an errant car, is open again. [Grub Street] Downtown Brooklyn: Junior's kosher certification revoked; a Jew baked during Passover. [The Brooklyn Paper] East Hampton: Prime 103 boasts a chef with Jean Georges cred, steak, sushi and weekend dining until 4 a.m. It will open by Memorial Day. [Eater] Harlem: You might get a free CD if you reserve a spot at the Harlem Tea Room for tonight's jazz performance; three are available. [Uptown Flavor] Hunts Point: The Next Food Network Star winner Guy Fieri features the Bronx's own Mo Gridder's BBQ in his new show about dive eats. [NYDN] Midtown East: Patroon's rooftop bar is open for the nice weather. [Grub Street]

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Kobe Club Nadir of the Genre; Pera’s Kebabs as Good as Street Meat!

Bruni gives the Waverly Inn one star in a review that parodies a high-powered editor’s blathering about how cool the place is. But like most everyone else, he seemed to enjoy the food. [NYT] Meehan, meanwhile, finds a barbecue trailer parked in front of an auto body shop in the Bronx. This even beats his review of that taco stand in a garage. [NYT] Paul Adams likes the new Turkish restaurant Pera well enough, but in a Meehan-esque twist, suggests street kebabs are just as good. The place is big and elegant, but the Turkish specialties are largely “watered down for non-Turkish tastes.” [NYS]

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