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Nordic Chefs at Contra; Early Bird Tickets to Pig Island

LOWER EAST SIDE — Contra is hosting two guest chefs from Copenhagen in June and July. First Kristian Baumann of Restaurant 1th (and soon Noma) will cook meals on June 10 and 11, then Jonathan Tam of Relae will serve dinners on July 9 and 10. All the meals are in collaboration with Contra's chefs, and cost $70 per person. Make reservations by emailing or calling 212-466-4633. [EaterWire]

RED HOOK — Early tickets to Pig Island, the annual end-of-summer pork fest just went on sale for $65 each. The event takes place on September 6 in East River Basin Park, and involves 80 whole hogs cooked by various chefs. The chef list hasn't been finalized, but Tyson Ho of the soon-to-open Arrogant Swine is one of the few confirmed. [Gothamist]

EAST VILLAGE — Au Za'atar launches brunch this weekend. The menu includes shakshuka, kafta benedict, and something called the "Au Za'atar breakfast," which comes with hummus, falafel, chopped salad, eggs, harissa, and za'atar pita. Bottles of prosecco are $20, and there are also mimosas, bloody marys, and sangrias. [EaterWire]

EATER AT THE MOVIES Joshua David Stein reviews Fed Up, the new documentary about America's obesity epidemic, for Eater today. He argues that the film doesn't go far enough, focusing only on corporations while ignoring other, worse culprits. [~EN~]


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