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Flynn McGarry's pop-up is already sold out through the month of September, plus more restaurant news.

[Navy in Soho.  Great place for a covert lunch meeting today or a drink after work. Place is tiny but comfortable.]
[Navy in Soho. Great place for a covert lunch meeting today or a drink after work. Place is tiny but comfortable.]
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The staff of Montauk hot spot Ruschmeyer's trashed a beach near the hotel/restaurant the other night, and the people of the seaside town are pissed. Employees left a ping pong table, empty cups, food, and other garbage on the beach on Fort Pond Bay. The Marine Patrol police ordered chef-brothers Max and Eli Sussman to take care of the mess. In a statement, the management at Ruschmeyer's explains that the employees had "every intention of cleaning up immediately following the party, and regret not having done so until the following morning."

— Haters can hate all they want, but tickets to teen chef Flynn McGarry's NYC pop-up Eureka sold out in a flash.  Reservations for the $160 tasting menu meals are already booked up through the end of September, and the pop-up's homepage crashed on Monday. McGarry will release new tickets every two weeks.  The chef tells the Post: "Everyone has their different versions of growing up...This is just my version of being 16."

Ribalta near Union Square is serving a yellow tomato-topped pizza inspired by Pope Francis. The special will be served during the Pope's upcoming visit to NYC and a portion of the sales from this pie will go to a non-profit group fighting hunger in Manhattan. Ribalta's owner Rosario Procino got the idea from his friend Enzo Caialli, who famously gave a pizza to the Pope earlier this summer.

— Major Food Group is now converting the Torrisi Italian Specialties space into a new 15-seat fine dining restaurant, which will probably make its debut early next year:

[Photo by Devra Ferst]

Torrisi closed after service on New Year's Eve. It had one helluva run.

Chinatown hit Fung Tu has been operating without gas ever since a neighbor called Con-Ed to complain about a potential leak almost two months ago. The team is now serving a limited menu cooked using induction burners — no more lion's head meatballs or chicken wings — and apparently blackouts occur "three or four times a night."

Rose Bar's Damion Luaiye got initial approval at last night's CB3 meeting for a liquor license in the space that currently houses the Experimental Cocktail Club.  He's planning a new reservations-only bar called Et Al, which he's pitching as a "place for adults." Former La Mangeoire chef Johann Giraud also got initial approval for his restaurant at 96 Orchard St. with the working title "Excuse My French."

— The craft beer wizards from Mikkeller will be at Arrogant Swine in Bushwick tonight, pouring 11 draft brews.

— LESpace, a temporary food incubator in the former Los Perros Locos storefront at 210 Allen St., has come to an end. Over the last year, it hosted Polpo Gelato and a Thai food pop-up. No word yet on what will takeover the space.

— And finally, here's Ilan Hall making a recipe from Donald Tump's cookbook:

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