Almost Half-Off at Picholine; Brunch Comes to the General Greene

Gramercy: Coffee from famed San Francisco company Blue Bottle will now be served at Gramercy Tavern. [SF Chronicle via Eater]
Fort Greene: Four-star Underground Gourmet pick The General Greene is rolling out a brunch menu highlighted by baked eggs, ham-and-Gruyère bread pudding, and a hangover special of bacon, grits, and Pork Slap beer. [Grub Street]
Related: Best of Breed [NYM]
Hell’s Kitchen: The owners of Xai Xai wine bar will open another South African restaurant at 329 West 51st Street this Saturday called Braai, which will specialize in barbecue and wild game. [NYS]
Little Italy: A new pub-y European restaurant called Lulu has opened at 235 Mulberry Street, near Spring Street. [NYT]
Midtown East: Female Japanese chef Chie Shirahata, formerly of Nobu and Momoya (in Chelsea), has been named executive chef at Shinbashi, on East 48th Street. [NYT]
Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: On the heels of his success with French bistro Pomme de Terre, Brooklyn restaurateur Jim Mamary plans to open a BBQ restaurant at 47 Lincoln Road. [Hawthorne Street]
Upper West Side: Picholine is giving away $50 gift certificates on its Website to celebrate the restaurant’s fifteenth anniversary. [Zagat Buzz]