Cool Beans: Porto Rico Opens Backyard, Ballarò Serves Iced Espresso

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Proprietor Peter Longo tells us that Porto Ricos Williamsburg location, at 636 Grand Street near Leonard Street, has opened its backyard, and itll stay open from 9 a.m. till 7 p.m. every day. While you wait for the weather to improve, you might want to hit Porto Ricos website: Certain beans are as much as $2 off per pound, through Friday. And in other coffee news, Cacio e Pepe owner Giusto Priola has opened an Italian caf and food shop, Ballar Caff Prosciutteria, at 77 Second Avenue near East 4th Street. Per Flo Fab, the bar will serve shakeratos, made with espresso shaken over ice.