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The Bean Expands in East Village; More Chefs at Pig Island

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GOVERNOR'S ISLANDPig Island, a monster food event on Govenor's Island in which chefs will serve up 80 Finger Lakes hogs, takes place on September 10 this year. Newly confirmed chefs include George Weld (Egg), Ryan Angula (Buttermilk Channel), King Phojanakong (Kuma), Adam Schop (Nuela), and wunderkind Greg Grossman. There will be food, beer, and blues music. $40 a ticket, more info here. [EaterWire]

EAST VILLAGE— Zagat hears that Bowery pizzeria Forcella (which already has a location in Williamsburg) is shooting for a September 15 opening. [Zagat]

EAST VILLAGE— Coffee shop The Bean is opening a location at 54 Second Ave., in the long vacant, so called "Crazy Landlord" building, just a few blocks from their original shop. [EVG]

WILLIAMSBURG— The owners of Nita Nita, a restaurant on North 8th Street and Wythe in Williamsburg, write in to welcome their new chef Pat Clark, a former pastry chef at Del Posto. [EaterWire]

LAUNCHES & RELEASES— Meet The Food Life a glossy new food-focused site that posts recommendations from people in the fashion world. [Official Site]

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