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Famed Argentine Chef Francis Mallmann Is Hosting a Free NYC Cookout Sunday

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Plus, Hanoi Soup Shop adds dinner — and more intel

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Francis Mallmann is cooking at McCarren Park this weekend

Argentine celebrity chef Francis Mallmann — a Chef’s Table star who’s known for open fire cooking, and the supposed “most interesting chef in the world” — will be hosting a free barbecue in McCarren Park on Sunday in a promotion for his new clothing and home goods line with the store Best Made. He’ll be near the corner of Driggs Avenue and Lorimer Street from noon to 4 p.m., with a menu of garlic-pumpkin soup and sandwiches, both with meat and without.

Though the barbecue on Sunday is free, the chef’s collection with Best Made certainly is not: Options include a nightshirt ($268), a serving tray ($498), and a shearling coat ($1,798). It’s “inspired by the lifestyle he leads, be it on his private island in Patagonia or chateau in Provence,” according to a press release.

In other news

Hanoi Soup Shop — the counter-service sister to Hanoi House — starts serving dinner today, including a lemongrass pork shoulder banh mi, according to a spokesperson.

Post columnist Steve Cuozzo is “tickled pink” over the new Zagat guide.

— Over in Hoboken, the 80-year-old Malibu Diner may not be long for the world. There’s a proposal to tear the iconic diner down for a new apartment building.

— Taste talked to several of the middle-aged men who say they invented the everything bagel spice.

— A new style of family-style restaurants with communal dining are on the rise — places like Niche Niche, Gertie, and HaSalon.

— Shoutout to Alidoro:

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