Kuma Inn Owner to Cook in Harlem; Where to Find House-Made Soda Pop

Bedford-Stuyvesant: The owners of the Smoke Joint hope to have their new southern spot, Peaches, open by July 4. [Eater]
Carroll Gardens: Marco Polo Restaurant is serving bargain prix fixe lunches and dinners to celebrate its 25th anniversary. [Bergen Carroll]
Harlem: The owner of Kuma Inn is onboard as a chef at Talay, a Southeast Asian and Latin restaurant opening tomorrow at 701 West 135th Street. [NYT]
Lower East Side: Broadway East is one of a few restaurants making artisan sodas, and the organic eatery has some especially unique flavors, such as "ginger and kaffir lime; hibiscus and rhubarb; cola with a base of kukicha, a kind of Japanese tea." [NYT]
Midtown East: Solera only serves Spanish wine. And why not? French and Italian restaurants do it, and Spanish wines are as good as ever. [NYS]