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DUMBO — On October 12 and 13 Brooklyn Bridge Park will host Taste of Brooklyn Bridge, a food festival featuring all of its concessions vendors. For $20, guests will get tastes from Luke's Lobster, No. 7 Sub, Calexico, Fornino, and others. The event lasts from noon to 6 p.m. both days and tickets are available online. [EaterWire]

SOHO — Here is a vintage picture of the dearly departed MercBar, from the EatThisNotThat Instagram account. The caption: "December 1992, Mercer Street, hotel in the background, the bar for MercBar being rolled down from wood shop on Broome Street." The bar closed last night. [Instagram]

HELL'S KITCHEN — Neighborhood staple Kashkaval has managed to negotiate another six months in its current space, although the landlord is still refusing to renew the restaurant's lease. The owners tell Zagat that after that stay is up, they hope to find another location in the neighborhood. [Zagat]

EVENTWIRE — Eater National has a roundup of 20 big food and drink events taking place in the month of October. Among the many things on the docket in New York: NORTH, the city's first-ever Nordic cuisine festival, the NYC Food Film Festival, and the big boy of them all, the New York City Wine & Food Festival. [~EN~]

Luke's Lobster

93 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10009 Visit Website

No. 7 Sub

1188 Broadway, New York, NY 10001 Visit Website

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY

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