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Red Star Opens; 16 Course Forbidden Chinese Dinner

BOERUM HILL — Asian-American sandwich shop Red Star opens at 176 Smith Street today. The menu sports some creative takes on classics like a miso BLT made with miso marinated slab bacon, a korean fried chicken sandwich with twice fried chicken, spicy gochujang and pickled daikon, and a roast pork sandwich with a cabbage and apple slaw and fried egg. [Eaterwire]

WILLIAMSBURG — Next Wednesday The Brooklyn Kitchen will host the New York State of Meat, a discussion about sourcing meat, with Eleven Madison Park's Daniel Humm, The Meat Hook's Tom Mylan and others. After the talk, there will be light bites from the panel participants and beer from the Brooklyn Brewery. Tickets are $20. [Eaterwire]

NEW JERSEY — Gourmet test kitchen vet Lillian Chou is hosting a 16-course "forbidden" Chinese feast for 20 people at Ian Knauer's Farm Cooking School in New Jersey on August 15. Chou will use ingredients she's picked up traveling throughout China and brought with her in a suitcase. Tickets are $150 and include tea pairings throughout, though wine is BYOB. [Eaterwire]

RESY WIRE — Nick Kokonas's reservations and ticketing system, where diners pay for their meal, or a portion of it, up front is growing. San Francisco's Coi is the newest user, and by September five of the San Pelligrino World's 50 Best Restaurants will be using the system. But, is it good for restaurants or diners? Ryan Sutton breaks it down. [~EN~]
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