— Novak Djokovic celebrated his U.S. Open win by partying with Serena Williams, Drake, and Gerard Butler at Catch in the Meatpacking District.
— Starting the weekend of October 17, Smorgasburg and the Brooklyn Flea will set up shop inside a 50,000-square-foot space that's part of the sprawling Sunset Park complex known as Industry City. No word yet on which vendors will be selected for the cold-weather version of the weekend markets. Industry City already has food stalls from a number of popular vendors including Blue Marble, Taco Mix, and Liddabit Sweets, and the Parm team is headed to the space in the near future. The Williamsburg version of Smorgasburg will keep rolling through November, but the newish Prospect Park outpost will close on October 17. Smorgasburg Queens will close for the season after October 31.
— Plans for the revamped Pier 57 in Chelsea — AKA the SuperPier — include a sprawling rooftop park with "a restaurant pavilion surrounded by a glass enclosure that can open and close. " Earlier this summer, Anthony Bourdain was in negotiations to open his monster food hall at Pier 57, but there have been no new updates on the project for a few months. It sounds like this rooftop restaurant area would be a separate entity, entirely. Head over to Curbed NY for renderings of this impressive structure.
— Andre Saraiva — the French DJ/street artist that's responsible for that stick figure dude with the top hat — just opened a coffee shop on Forsyth Street called Cafe Henrie. The space features artwork from his famous, fashionable friends. The all-day brunch menu has avocado toast and fancy juices, plus Counter Culture coffee. Although Saraiva was the mastermind behind Le Baron— the coolest club of 2012— his new project does not serve any alcohol. It's just a cafe for now.
— Kardashian family favorite Sugar Factory is moving from the corner of 46 Gansevoort St. (the former Ryu space) to 835 Washington St., right across from The Standard. The new restaurant has two bars and 250 seats, plus a private dining room and a 68-seat subterranean "chocolate lounge." No word yet on what's moving into the old space. The new iteration Sugar Factory is slated to open tomorrow.
— After what feels like an eternity, the sidewalk bridge outside Veselka has been dismantled.
— Taka Taka, New York's only Mexican sushi/Japanese taco restaurant, closed at the end of the summer. The food moved through the dining room on conveyor belts. Now the space at 330 West Broadway is covered in paper:
— When the chain restaurants start putting sodium warnings on their menus this December, don't expect to see those little salt shaker icons next to items like the McDonald's cheeseburger or the Triple Whopper at Burger King. Although they are crammed with junk, these dishes have less than 3,400 milligrams of sodium, so the chain operators won't have to add the warnings.
— And finally, here's how to make duck like Anita Lo: