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Pumpkin Carving at La Marina; Blanca Dessert Scandal

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SCANDALS — Did Blanca pastry chef Katy Peetz borrow a dish from Dirt Candy? Shortly after Pete Wells filed a blog post praising Peetz's watermelon radish ice cream dessert, a blogger pointed out that Amanda Cohen's restaurant served a similar dish earlier this year. [NYT, Twitter, Dirt Candy]

INWOOD — This weekend, La Marina will host a free pumpkin carving session for kids. The restaurant will offer complimentary pumpkin soup for adults and mac and cheese for the little ones. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. [EaterWire]

MIDTOWNChinese Mirch is launching a crazy deal: six courses for $9.99 during lunch. The meal includes: soup, appetizer, salad or bhel, two momos, an entree (vegetable or chicken), rice, and dessert. A smaller take-out option is available for $8.99. Check out more info here. [EaterWire]

LAUNCHES & RELEASESNew York/Los Angeles vegan cupcakery BabyCakes now has an app to call its very own: the BabyCakes — Vegan and Gluten-Free Baking app is on sale in the Apple Store for iPhone/iPad. The app includes a bunch of recipes and videos, as well as guest spots by pastry chefs like Christina Tosi, Brooks Headley, and David Lebovitz. Head over to Eater National for the video trailer. [Eater National]

Blanca

261 Moore Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206 Visit Website

Babycakes

248 Broome Street, New York, NY 10002 (855) 462-2292

La Marina

340 Dykman St., New York, NY

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