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Healthy Desserts in the LES; Williamsburger’s Slogan Is a Bust

Carroll Gardens: Frankies 457 Spuntino is hosting a four-course, wine-centered Tuscan dinner next month. You have until Thursday to reserve a spot. [Zagat Buzz]
East Village: Death & Co.'s mixologist Brian Miller is not shy about revealing the $1,000 tip he once received from the Prince of Kuwait. [Metromix]
Lower East Side: A new café called Luxee will be opening up next week where French bistro Chubo used to be. The desserts are apparently going to be "healthy and good for your body." [Strong Buzz]
Midtown: A Wendy's in the area is being sued by two people who found a dead mouse in their chili. We're not sure what's worse — the idea of that happening, or the Post's "Spicy & Mice-y" headline. [NYP]
Park Slope: There's a request for some clarification as to what will become of the defunct 2nd Street Cafe. The sign outside says either "Children's Rx" or "Kids Rx." Anyone? [Brooklynian]
Prospect Heights: The recently opened American eatery James was named after the chef's great-grandfather. Other forms of tribute include a portrait hanging up inside, and of course, a cocktail. [NYT]
West Village: Maybe mingling with the right people does get you somewhere. A former Beatrice Inn doorman is now a model. [Division Street]
Williamsburg: The food at the new Willamsburger gets mixed reviews, but the slogan "Beefing Up Hipsters" has not been well received. [Eater]

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