Falafel Shop Now Open in LES; Upper West Siders Miffed Over Hot-Dog Cart

• Mile End's cookbook comes out Tuesday. If you just can't wait that long for brisket porn, watch the trailer here.

• As Bartoonist Bill Roundy draws, the Cobra Club in Brooklyn (a yoga-studio-plus-bar) turns out to be a pretty rockin' place. [The Brooklyn Paper]

• Join Les Salonnieres for a tiki-style dinner party celebrating the open of Fashion Week. Polynesian dishes (and some limbo) are the theme of the night, with oysters, a pupu platter from the coconut grill, grilled tilapia, plus ice cream topped with fried bananas. Dinner tickets are $55 plus $5 admission for salon entry at a top-secret location. [Grub Street]

• Monday after 12 p.m., get a special brunch menu at Lowcountry for $32, including an entrée and unlimited Bloody Marys, John Dalys, and mimosas. Plus, the Monday Lobster Boil Special will only continue for a few more weeks. [Grub Street]

• That Middle Eastern vegetarian joint Falafel Shop we told you about last month from the guy behind Antibes Bistro is finally open at 127 Rivington. [Grub Street]

• Residents of the co-op Beresford (Central Park West at 81st Street) have filed a series of complaints against a hot-dog vendor who posts up outside the subway stop in front of the pricey address, which houses Jerry Seinfeld, John McEnroe, and Diana Ross. The building manager says the cart, which has been slinging hot dogs there since the spring, poses a "safety hazard" plus adds trash along the street and "overflowing garbage receptacles." [TRD]

• This Labor Day, you can do the backyard party thing without missing out on live music and chef-prepared food thing. Do or Dine in Bed-Stuy hosts Rub-a-Grub behind the quirky restaurant with food from Food Network Star's Justin Warner and George McNeese, plus three acts from the Sound Liberation Front. Advance tickets are $20, and VIPs are $35, with only 100 available. [Grub Street]

• This weekend at the Tribeca food market All Good Things, get some free scoops. The "mini marbles" will go to the first 50 customers this Saturday. Next Saturday for the grand opening, sample their organic soft-serve on cones. [Grub Street]