No Dancing at the Annex?; Where to Get Red Velvet Cake in Park Slope

Clinton Hill: A new brick-oven pizza joint and sidewalk café called Il Porto is making progress in its efforts to open up in the next few weeks. [ClintonHillBlog]
Flatiron: Although he grew up in Mexico, Tabla's wine director, Leo Barrera, has yet to introduce any Mexican wines to the menu. [NYS]
Lower East Side: You might not be able to make any quick, rhythmic movements at the Annex, as their bid for a cabaret license was recommended for denial. [Eater]
Park Slope: Someone had the time to map out places in the nabe to find a good slice of red velvet cake. We can already feel the sugar rush. [Gowanus Lounge/Brooklynian]
Williamsburg: The Blue Ribbon empire expands: This time, the restaurant group is taking their menu into a yet-to-be-open — that's right — bowling alley! [NYP]