Yankee Stadium Beer a Joke; Plenty of Time to Say Farewell to the Hog Pit

Astoria: Bistro 33 is hosting a wine-tasting dinner on April 17. [Joey in Astoria]
East Village: Otto’s Shrunken Head is just one of many bars where you can score fishbowl-size cocktails. [Citysearch]
Long Island City: A new market of some sort (and a pharmacy) are opening on the waterfront. [LICNYC]
Midtown West: The House of Pita, with its glorious shawarma, falafel, and borekia, has reopened in a new location at 607 Eighth Avenue near 39th Street. [Grub Street]
Meatpacking District: Barbecue dive the Hog Pit is closing, in nine months. [Eater]
South Bronx: “The cost of a 16-ounce draft Miller Lite at Yankee Stadium this year is $9.50”; things you could buy instead range from a five-euro note to two BJs in Bangkok, “medical treatment not included.” We’ll stick to overpriced beer and ball, thank you. [East Village Idiot]