Michael Bao Huynh Drives On; Boozy Brunch at Mercadito


East Village: Mercadito now offers a $21 all-you-can-drink brunch Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. (Two-hour limit). [UD]
Can’t stop, won’t stop: Michael Bao Huynh may open a taco joint in the former Australian homemade space, or save that concept for one of the other three leases he currently holds on St. Marks. [Eater]
Lower East Side: Further south, Huynh will open Mikey’s Burgers (at 135 Ludlow near Rivington) and tells Gael Greene he’s planning a Cuban-Asian spot with Alex Garcia. [Insatiable Critic]
Midtown East: Dishes in Grand Central sells old-fashioned doughnut muffins. Duffins? Muffnuts? [Blondie and Brownie]
Red Hook: Two wine shops are opening near each other on Van Brunt Street: Dock Wine and Spirits, and Botta de Vino. [Fork in the Road/VV]
Soho: Food writer Clotilde Dusoulier (Chocolate & Zucchini) will sign books at the new Phaidon store (100 Wooster Street) tonight at 6:30 p.m. Drinks will be served, and books are twenty percent off from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. [Grub Street]