The Lower East Side's Latest Sustainable Restaurant; Plus, Rayuela's New Takeaway Outlet

Clinton Hill: Dont be fooled by Met Foods window painting claiming the supermarket has the [l]argest fresh organic products in the area. Youll be hard-pressed to find any (just the usual half-rotten produce they usually carry). Its clearly a reaction to the threat of all the discerning customers shopping at Green Planet. [Clinton Hill Blog]
Greenwich Village: The Starbucks on 8th Street between Fifth and University is closing and has posted in its window a bizarre, farewell letter of sorts, which begins, "This thing we have together, its bigger than this place." And in a weird way, the epistle is spot-on. [Gothamist]
Harlem: Where can a gal just get a beer and a burger in this gentrifying area? [Uptown Flavor]
Lower East Side: Rayuela is expanding with a Latin takeout spot set to open at the end of March in the former LoSide space. [Eater] Lee Grosss organic eatery Broadway East opens March 7, and like this weeks ecofriendly thirst quenchers, "filters and carbonates its own water." [Strong Buzz] Freemans will totally let you order artichoke dip before you place your entre order; they changed their policy two years ago after Brunis "Satisfactory" review. [Diners Journal/NYT]