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Persian Pop-Up at Porsena; Morgenstern's Gadzilla Flavor

EAST VILLAGE — Cookbook author Louisa Shafia will host a weekly Persian pop-up called Lakh Lakh at Porsena Extra Bar on Monday nights starting September 15. Small plates like tamarind rice with fish and chicken cooked with apricots, and salty plums are inspired by her recent trip to Iran. [Eaterwire]

BOWERY — Morgenstern's is partnering with designer Ale et Ange on some clothing designs and a special flavor called Gadzilla: strawberry-vanilla ice cream with chocolate fudge ribbons running through it. The partnership kicks off with an event this Saturday from 2-4 p.m., but the flavor and clothes will be on sale for the rest of the week. [Eaterwire]

GARMENT DISTRICT — UrbanSpace, which helped launch Mad. Sq. Eats and Broadway Bites, is bringing a food market to 41st Street and Broadway. The vendor lineup includes Bluestone Lane, Roberta's, and the Red Hook Lobster Pound. The market will open on September 15 and close on October 17. [Eaterwire]

EXPANSION WIRE — José Andrés is getting closer to opening his fast-casual concept spot. The chef just secured a second round of financing and is planning to roll out, what will possibly be a vegetarian chain, in early 2015. [~EN~]