Jerry’s Asian Opens Today in Tribeca; Gold-Plated Twinkies in Greenpoint

East Village: Minca is one “great and relatively unhyped” ramen spot left in the — at least according to this blogger — as-yet unsaturated noodle neighborhood. [Mouthing Off/Food & Wine]
Flatiron: Some of the desserts pastry chef Nancy Olson makes for Gramercy Tavern were inspired by her grandmother’s German-Russian-American baking. [Restaurant Girl]
Greenpoint: A new shop called jan & äya sells local confections like baker Sarah Magid’s gold-coated Twinkie-esque cakes. [Gridskipper]
Soho: Il Buco’s getting in the Earth Day spirit next week by donating all proceeds from prix fixe lunches served on April 22–27 to Al Gore’s latest global-warming campaign. [Zagat]
Tribeca: Jerry, of the now-closed Jerry’s in Soho, debuts his Pan-Asian spot, YourAsian, at 90 Chambers Street today. [NYT]
Williamsburg: Bean-to-bar chocolate makers the Mast Brothers are opening a retail shop (and will also replace a Greenpoint apartment building for their new factory!) on North 3rd Street, between Wythe and Berry. [NYS]