— Sweetgreen — the chain that made assembly-line salad cool for the first time, ever — is opening three new locations this fall. The first one is near Columbia at 2937 Broadway. It opens next Monday, October 12, and all proceeds will go to Edible Schoolyard. At the end of the month, an Upper West Side location will open at 311 Amsterdam Ave., and a Union Square outpost is slated to make its debut by the end of the year at 8 East 18th Street.
— Bowery hot spot Pearl & Ash reopened last night after a three-day revamp. The space got a fresh coat of paint and some new details, and now the restaurant is serving a menu from Colicchio & Sons veteran Trae Basore. The structure of the menu and the prices are approximately the same, but the dishes are brand new. Basore is serving wild burgundy snails, crispy head cheese, six-day brisket, and carrots with aged beef fat. Check out the new menu here.
— Mission Chinese Food's executive chef Angela Dimayuga flew to Paris to cook a special Fashion Week dinner celebrating a partnership between Opening Ceremony and Samsung.
— Three years ago, the Daily News reinstated starred restaurant reviews, but now, those weekly assessments have been phased out. Critic Michael Kaminer sends word that he's still contributing features to the paper's "eat" and "travel" sections.
— Jet Blue has created a potato farm near Terminal 5 which will produce approximately 1,000 pounds of spuds per harvest. This is a joint project with snack producer Terra. If everything works out, the company might even turn some of those potatoes into chips.
— A tipster notes that a new restaurant called Bar Truman is coming to the space inside Chelsea Market that formerly held Chelsea Market Baskets:
According to its Twitter bio, this will be an "American brasserie." It's slated to open early next year.
— LA Police Chief Charlie Beck has made a sandwich-based sports bet with NYPD Police Chief Bill Bratton. If the Dodgers beat the Mets in the playoffs, Batton has to buy Beck lunch at Katz's, and if the LA team loses, NYC's Police Chief will get lunch at Langer's next time he's in town.
— Paper is up in the windows of the space that formerly housed Greenpoint brunch restaurant Brooklyn Label. It closed at the start of the summer for renovations, but sat completely empty for several months. No word yet on what will take its place:
— A Houston Street cafe/performance space/boutique called Fair Folk & a Goat offers unlimited coffee — including espresso drinks — to its members for just $25 a month. Non-members pay the regular prices. The store gets about seven new members a day, and some of the membership money goes to support a charity called Heifer International. The store also has a spinoff on East 11th Street.
— East Sixth Street Pan-Asian restaurant Purple Ginger closed recently and now the space houses an establishment called Kin Asian Bistro.
— After this weekend, Prospect Park's iteration of Smorgasburg will head to Industry City, where it will operate till things warm up again. The Queens version of the market will stay open on Saturdays through October 31, and the Williamsburg Smorgasburg will keep rolling through November 21.
— Veselka is offering $5 orders of pierogies today — all varieties.
— And finally, here's how to make dumplings like Red Farm's Joe Ng: