Grub Street Food Festival 2014, Seward Park: Mini Golf

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

A 27-year-old chef who used to work in Williamsburg, Diego Ramos, was convicted of assault yesterday for using a broken wine glass to retaliate against a man who he found having relations with his wife back in January. [NY Daily News]

After closing this summer, Greenwich Village sushi restaurant Japonica reopened down the block at 90 University Place, where it originally stood from 1978 to 1991. And Tuesdays through Saturdays, Noho’s Mile End deli will host $40/person, family-style Middle Eastern dinners in addition to its regular menu offerings. [Eater NY]

Over the next three Saturday mornings in October, Williamsburg’s J.Crew will hold DIY classes devoted to mini piñata-making, flower arranging and screenprinting. Email to reserve a spot. [Refinery 29]

Schapiro Wine Company, which resided on the Lower East Side for more than a century, launched a $10K Kickstarter campaign for Sederade®, a colorful, Gatorade-like kosher beverage. [Bowery Boogie]

Tonight at 6:30 p.m., Barry Benepe—who co-founded the NYC Greenmarket Program nearly 40 years ago—will put local open-air markets into context at the Church of St. Brigid on Avenue B (free, email or call 212-475-9585 ext. 35 to attend). [Greenwich Village Society for Historical Preservation]

Then at 7 p.m., Housing Works Bookstore Cafe will fete the publication of the anthology Pen & Ink: Tattoos & the Stories Behind Them. [Housing Works]

Soul of a Banquet, a soon-to-be released documentary about Cecilia Chang (the legendary chef formerly of San Francisco’s Mandarin), will be screened for free Monday, October 20 at Bushwick’s Bruce Coast Ginger Ale Factory.  RSVP here. [Grub Street]

On Sunday night, Usher performed an encore with the Afghan Whigs after they wrapped their show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. [Brooklyn Vegan]