“Beak to Tail” Dinner in Greenpoint; Chef John Schaeffer Leaves Irving Mill

Clinton Hill: Il Porto at at 37 Washington Avenue opens today, and the restaurant has menus up on its Website. [Clinton Hill Blog]
Greenpoint: Paloma restaurant will be hosting a Beak to Tail game bird dinner at tomorrow at 8 pm. Its $100, including wine, and there are still seats left. [Grub Street]
Midtown East: Frank Bruni calls the desserts at Adour "a highlight of any meal there" to kick off his Q with pastry chef Sandro Micheli. [Diner's Journal/NYT]
Long Island City: "In terms of cleanliness, size and snack options," Gantry Plaza Park is "the best picnic spot" between Astoria and the Manhattan Bridge, but if you want to stick to Brooklyn, this list details lots of other squatting options. [Brooklyn Based]
Nolita: The City Council may start fining venues that blow energy by blasting their A/C's in order to leave their doors and windows open in summer. Delicatessen, you've been warned. [Eater]
Union Square: Executive chef John Schaeffer has left Irving Mill, and the restaurant has yet to find a replacement. [NYS]
Lima beans are now available at the Greenmarket, and "they are a seasonal delight thats not to be missed." [NYT]