Picholine Reopens Next Week; Nathan Myhrvold Will Sign Books at Kitchen Arts & Letters

Picholine announced that they will reopen October 10. The Upper West Side Italian restaurant closed in July for a major redesign. Trouble with the landlord further delayed an initial September opening date, but the upscale eatery is now on track to reopen this Wednesday. [Eater NY]

Kitchen Arts & Letters will be hosting Nathan Myhrvold for a signing and giveaway on Wednesday. From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., pick up the latest on modernist cusine, Modernist Cuisine at Home. Modernist Cuisine prints and one cutaway-style skillet will also be up for grabs. [Grub Street]

Cocktail Bodega has launched a lunch special. For $15, get your choice of food item and one fruit and vegetable cocktail during lunchtime Monday through Friday. [Lo-Down]

• Get a taste of Indonesia in Astoria on Sunday. The parking lot of the Al-Hikmah Mosque will be transformed into a food fair full of Indonesian home cooking from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. [Serious Eats]

• The Facebook page for Kickstarter-funded restaurant Maison Harlem has announced plans to open next week. The French Bistro is located at 341 St. Nicholas Avenue at 25th Street. [Harlem Bespoke]