Bar Blanc Serving Brunch; Jake Walk Cocktail Recipe

Carroll Gardens: The Jake Walk has so many good elements it’s best to call it “a gastro wine-cocktail lounge and charcuterium,” rather than a bar. The recipe for the house cocktail, included here, also has a lot of components, including white rum, tequila, and elderflower liqueur. [Mouthing Off/Food & Wine]
East Village: The Ukrainian Festival this weekend on 7th Street between Second and Third will sell pierogi, blintzes, and shashlyk, a type of kebob. [Zagat Buzz]
Midtown East: An outpost of Joe coffee is opening in Grand Central on May 28. [Grub Street]
Midtown West: Gallagher’s Steak House is hosting its Belmont Steaks lunch benefit and horse-race-handicapping seminar, featuring a number of racing pundits, on June 3. [Grub Street]
Williamsburg: Action Burger has pissed off comic-book fans who tried to eat there after the convention and found the place closed. [Eater]
West Village: Bar Blanc launches lunch service this weekend with dishes like steamed hen egg over polenta and a ploughman’s lunch of cured meats and cheeses. [Grub Street]
Lelabar has $1 oysters on Wednesdays and Saturdays. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch]