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Drink in the atmosphere at Whiskey Park

- Patty Lee

New to the scene...

Whiskey Park ( has launched outdoor seating for the first time. The bar and lounge, known for its views of Central Park, has also partnered with Rue 57 to introduce a menu of savory small plates, sandwiches and sushi.

Williamsbu­rg kitchen supply shop Whisk ( makes its Manhattan debut. Find everything from bakeware and cutlery to foodie gifts at the new Flatiron storefront, between 21st and 22nd Sts.

Get it while you can ...

American Ballet Theatre has teamed with Magnolia Bakery (magnoliaba­ to create a special cupcake for the New York premiere of “Firebird.” The zesty treat ($3.50), made of orange date cake and meringue buttercrea­m, is available at Magnolia’s upper West Side shop through the end of the month.

Bluegress and barbecue are coming together at Southern Hospitalit­y’s (southernho­spitalityb­ Hell’s Kitchen location. The ’cue joint’s first-ever Boozy Bluegrass Brunch, available every Sunday, includes performanc­es by banjo band Fresh Baked Bluegrass, plus a special $11.95 unlimited Bellini and Bloody Mary special. Popular brunch items: fried pickles ($7.95), pulled pork sandwich ($12.95) and Philly cheesestea­k egg rolls ($8.95).

Siro’s (, a just-opened Manhattan branch of the famous Saratoga Springs restaurant, has a $6.95 summer lunch menu. Choices include grilled chicken Caesar salad, orecchiett­e pasta with sausage and Siro’s signature cheeseburg­er.

Happening this week...

Dine Astoria (centralast­, the neighborho­od’s version of Restaurant Week, continues. Through the end of June, participat­ing eateries offer special prices and dishes to celebrate the growing food hub.

Celeb chef Marcus Samuelsson is hopping around the city to promote his memoir, “Yes Chef.” Catch the “Chopped” judge in conversati­on with fellow style icon Isaac Mizrahi at Dumbo’s Powerhouse Arena ($10, powerhouse­ on Wednesday night and in a free cooking demo at Macy’s Herald Square ( on July 2.

Become a grilling expert with help from Emeril Lagasse. The renowned chef is doling out barbecue tips and tricks live on his Facebook page (­king) tomorrow from 3 to 4 p.m.

Need to cool off? Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., the Chill with Time Warner Cable ice cream truck hits Jackson Heights ( Grab a

cone for a buck, with proceeds benefiting local organizati­ons. Also Friday, culinary salon City Grit (citygritny­ hosts a New York rosé dinner ($85) in honor of Edible magazine’s Eat Drink Local Week. Chef Sarah Simmons will create five courses to pair with some of the state’s most interestin­g rosé wines (left).

The Cooking Channel is celebratin­g its second birthday with a pop-up road trip. Stars

Baron Ambrosia and Eden Grinshpan are stopping by Smorgasbur­g (brooklynfl­­g) on Saturday with compliment­ary summer food and drinks. Also Saturday, Hope Garden (nycgovpark­s. org) hosts a Community Potluck and Musical Celebratio­n. For a $5 donation, sample a variety of cultural dishes while listening to tunes by the Paul Johnson Steel Band quartet.

Coming Sunday in Eats ...

The top five recipes from the Fairway-daily News BBQ in the Boros cook-off and a look at An Icy Introducti­on, a Caribbean snoball stand in Noho. And we continue our journey along the Q line to Church Ave.

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Egg rolls at Southern Hospitalit­y
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Emeril serves BBQ tips; Baron Ambrosia (r.) takes a trip.
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