Gordon Ramsay Backs Out of the London Hotel; Bluebird Coffee Opens

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Carroll Gardens: Buttermilk Channel is now open Mondays from 5 to 11 p.m. [Grub Street]


Lower East Side: Babbo pastry chef Gina DePalma and Sue Torres of Suenos are among the judges for a cookie bake-off on December 19 at the Bowery Poetry Club. Tickets for the public are $15 and benefit the Lower Eastside Girls Club of New York. [Girls Club]


East Village: Bluebird Coffee opened Saturday in the former Simon Sips/Tasting Room space. [Fork in the Road/VV]


Colors, the restaurant co-op with a troubled history of debt and closings, reopened today for cocktails with a food menu in the works. [Eater NY]


Harlem: 67 Orange bar celebrates its one-year anniversary on Friday with a D.J. and $5 shots. [Uptown Flavor]

Hell's Kitchen: Five Napkin Burger now sells a $22.50 burger for two, no doubt owing to parties frequently opting to share the regular-priced burger. [Grub Street]


Midtown West: Gordon Ramsay sold ownership of Gordon Ramsay at the London back to the hotel, but the restaurant will retain his name. [Eater NY]


Baraca changed its name back to Olympic Pita and will debut under-$10 lunch specials next week. [Midtown Lunch]


Upper West Side: Starting tonight, Coppola's (and the Gramercy location) will serve a $25 Wednesday-night prix fixe of salad, entre, and half off any bottle of wine, through December. *The restaurant informs us that the promotion is canceled for the rest of the month. [Grub Street]


West Village: Yerba Buena Perry begins Latin brunch service this Saturday. [Zagat Buzz]