Miss Favela Sambas Into Williamsburg; Q&A With Gordon Ramsay’s NYC Go-To

Astoria: A new Indian spot called Seva has replaced Meghna, and there’s been some good buzz about the newbie’s green-chile chicken. [Joey in Astoria]
Bay Ridge: Peppino’s has introduced a hybrid of a plain pie and sausage-ricotta calzone, since, according to owner Joe Mancino, people “didn’t know what they wanted. They want pizza? They want calzone? They don’t know. This is the best of both worlds.” But you supposedly need a password to get your hands on it, capiche? [NYDN via Slice]
East Village: Antik has been drawing a crowd, but its confusing space and reportedly crazy bouncer need work. [Down by the Hipster]
Flatiron: You have two days left to buy a fast pass for the BBQ Block Party on June 7. [Strong Buzz]
Fort Greene: Pillow Cafe put “gourmet sandwiches, snacks and fun sodas into easy-to-carry crates” for a successfully catered event, so it sounds like they’re a good picnic pickup spot, as well. [Clinton Hill Blog]
Gramercy: The Lantern Thai that’s opened at 311 Second Avenue is as affordable as it is classy, plus the spot’s currently BYO. [Zagat]
Midtown West: In true Brit fashion, Gordon Ramsay chef de cuisine Josh Emett has a weakness for fish fingers. [Restaurant Girl]
Williamsburg: New Brazilian spot Miss Favela officially opens Monday; look forward to feijoada Saturdays, where you’re encouraged to fill up on Brazil’s national sausage-flecked bean dish and down caipirinhas to live samba. [Gothamist]