East Village AvroKO Project Opens in a Month; Craft Beer Week Kicks Off in September

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Carroll Gardens: Former Asiate chef Eton Chan's new dumpling spot on Court Street is already a hit. "Five fresh, hot dumplings per order in a variety of flavors for a mere $3.50. Did I mention these dumplings are huge?" Plus, it's open until 11:30 p.m. [A Brooklyn Life]
East Village: Chef Brad Farmerie (Public) is calling all cooks who can sweat a "high-profile" gig to his AvroKO project in the old Mannahatta space. Projected opening: three to four weeks. [Eater]
Long Island City: If you're down with a side of power pop with your BBQ, check out LIC Bar on Saturday for its free outdoor concert series. [Joey in Astoria]
South Street Seaport: New York's first annual Craft Beer Week kicks off September 12 when the already-established Brewfest brings 300 styles of hand-crafted beers and four live bands to Piers 16 and 17. [Zagat]
West Village: Legendary bakery A. Zito & Sons shuttered in 2004 and the empty storefront on Bleecker Street has since been defaced every which way, so it's nice that someone replaced the grimy plywood with an "I Heart New York" poster whose heart "looks like it's erupting." [Lost City]