Colin Alevras Makes Cuban Moves; BBQ Truck Welcome on Beer Island

Carroll Gardens: Former Asiate chef Eton Chan has opened a handmade-dumpling house with shaved ice on the menu at 205 Sackett Street, near Henry Street. [TONY]
Coney Island: Beer Island might not have a skyline view like Water Taxi Beach, but the new spot just got its very own BBQ truck, courtesy of Chris McGee, "a veteran of Blue Smoke and Jean Georges." [Strong Buzz]
East Village: Tasting Room chef Colin Alevras is not out of a job now that the restaurant has closed; he's opening a Cuban spot called La Otra, in a space that still holds a running restaurant. [Eater] La Zarza is trying to get a piece of the Monday-night party scene. [Down by the Hipster]
Greenpoint: The UnFancy Food people are hosting a backyard barbecue on Saturday, the night before the main event, so you can meet some of the producers. [Brooklyn Based]
Flatiron: Shake Shack vs. its West Coast counterpart, In-N-Out: "The patty is a lot thicker at the Shack...and...the Shack, unlike most L.A. burgers that I sampled, adds lettuce in a sparing manner." [A Hamburger Today]
Park Slope: A neighborhood pizza-slice guide, "Every Damn Slice Pizzeria in Park Slope," now can be yours. [Slice]
Prospect Heights: Flatbush Farm will cater your Fourth of July BBQ with raw, marinated meat, pasta and potato salads, and ready-to-serve pulled pork, all priced per selection. [Grub Street]
West Village: Sheridan Square will annex the former Tasca space, and have it open in July. [Zagat]