We're taking off early to hit the beach. Stay tuned for a 4th of July Map later this afternoon, and have a happy and healthy holiday.
WILLIAMSBURG — Pitmaster Robbie Richter has left Fatty 'Cue. He has not announced his future plans. [DJ]
SOHO — From July 13-18, South African chef Peter Tempelhoff will join Sam Talbot in the kitchen at Imperial No. 9. They will serve a special four-course seafood menu with South African wine pairings. [EaterWire]
OUT OF THE KITCHEN — Eater National tagged along with Le Bernardin pastry chef Michael Laiskonis as he browsed through books at The Strand on his day off. He says, "I've never been able to experience New York as a tourist...So excursions to Chinatown and places like this let me have a taste of that experience." [Eater National]
ROCKAWAY BEACH — Nowness has a gorgeous gallery of the food scene that's recently popped up at Rockaway Beach. [Nowness]
UPPER WEST SIDE — Bagels & Co. stationed a guy in front of the recently shuttered H & H Bagels, to direct customers to their store. [Upper West Side Rag]
BED-STUY — Nona Brooklyn interviews the team behind new Bed-Stuy restaurant Do or Dine. Owner Justin Warner explains why they picked the neighborhood: "In my old building, every single apartment had someone who worked in food. Four different people on our block were working at The Modern....All these people work late and want a place to get something good to eat and hang out. There was nothing here." [Nona Brooklyn]