Carroll Gardens Has Its Own Empanada Lady

Carroll Gardens: The nabe has an Empanada Lady. [A Brooklyn Life]
Clinton Hill: Pillow Cafe, known for its peanut-butter smoothies, is serving alcohol, but, let's hope, not PB shooters. [Eat for Victory/VV]
Harlem: Twenty blocks is an unheard-of trek for a Venti Caramel Macchiato; residents near the impending Starbucks at 145th Street wait with bated breath for the opening. [Uptown Flavor]
Morningside Heights: Columbia students have gained a Chipotle at 110th and Broadway, and it will kick off its opening on Wednesday, June 27, with a fund-raiser for the university’s athletics. [Grub Street]
Nolita: Protest notices have been posted in response to the opening of burlesque club Forty Deuce in the former Little Charlie’s Clam Bar space. [Eater]
Williamsburg: Monkey Town’s new chef Ryan Jaronik, from three-star restaurant Masa in Boston, debuts his menu next week. [Grub Street]