Taste of Argentina at Water Taxi Beach; Magnolia Bakery Reins In Expansion

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Bedford-Stuyvesant: “Speakeasy-themed” SarahJames may not have a full liquor license, but it does have a dress code, which “prohibits sneakers, baggy jeans, and hooded sweatshirts.” [Feed/TONY]
East Village: Soba-Ya makes its own ice cream in unique flavors like yuzu, toasted black sesame, and wasabi honey. [Serious Eats: New York]
If you want to learn more about the history of ice cream and how to make it, Astor Center has a $45 class on September 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. called Slow U: Ice Cream, From Sugar and Snow. [Astor Center via Food and Things]
Long Island City: An Argentine Affair at Water Taxi Beach tomorrow night from 6 to 9 p.m. pairs South American wine with tastings from local spots like Boca Juniors Steakhouse and Cones ice cream. Tickets are $35, or $65 for two, and a portion of proceeds goes to Action Against Hunger. [Grub Street]

Midtown East: Magnolia Bakery’s Grand Central location, opening this fall, may be “the last expansion in New York, hopefully. We bake on premise in every store, so they're large undertakings,” says president Bobbie Lloyd. [Fork in the Road/VV]
South Street Seaport: The New Amsterdam Market will reconvene, going monthly starting September 13. [Food and Things]
Union Square: A new Twitter feed is trying to lure followers to oppose a T.G.I Friday’s in the old Zen Palate space. [SaveUnionSqNYC/Twitter via Eater]