Restaurant Girl’s Guide to Soft-Shell Crabs; Seersucker Team Goes Vietnamese

• ‘Tis the season for soft-shell crabs, and Restaurant Girl has your guide to the city’s best renditions of the summer favorite, from Craftbar to BLT Fish. [Restaurant Girl]

• German-meets-Turkish street food, Extra Place, is expected to open today, on Bowery and East 1st Street. The team is serving up a menu of “affordable farm-to-table” specials, like Octopus a la Plancha and Döner kebabs with farmer’s market veggies. [Grub Street]

•The team behind southern specialty favorite Seersucker has announced the opening of a Vietnamese restaurant in Carroll Gardens, "because they love the cuisine," says Eater. Partners Robert Newton and Kerry Diamond hope to open before the year's end. [NY Eater]

• Swiss-influenced Heidi will also open today, featuring cheese fondues and mains like rabbit rillette and sliced brisket. Desserts like apple beignets and peach melba round out this European menu. Executive chef Michael Han and sous chef Jae Lee will oversee both Extra Place and Heidi. [Grub Street]

• BluePrint and Fresh Beauty have joined forces to create a summer cleanse campaign. A pop-up truck will be handing out free spicy lemonade and other exclusive beauty products today, from Broadway and 17th, and tomorrow, on Bleeker and West 11th Street, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. [Grub Street]

• Beginning today, the Rock Center Greenmarket will return to the North Plaza at 50th Street, through August 31. Local favorites like Millport Dairy, Breezy Hill Orchards, and Valley Shepherd Creamery will be setting up shop every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. • [Midtown Lunch]

• Next Tuesday, Edible Manhattan will host their fourth annual Good Beer event at 82 Mercer. The evening will feature a line up of ales and ciders from regional breweries like Empire Brewing Company and Farnum Hill Ciders, paired with plates from Mile End and Gramercy Tavern. [Edible]