Cheesecake Cupcakes for Chelsea; Van Leeuwen’s First Shop

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Chelsea: Brooklyn’s Aunt Butchie's Bakery will open a cupcake stop on 27th Street and Seventh Avenue. Flavors like cannoli and cheesecake "focus in on the Brooklyn lifestyle," says the owner. [Fork in the Road/VV]


Flatiron: Hill Country wrangles the after-party for this weekend’s Professional Bull Riders competition at Madison Square Garden. $5 admission includes a PBR and live country music. [Grub Street]


Greenpoint: Van Leeuwen Artisan opens its first brick-and-mortar location — with ice cream and pastries — this February next to the Manhattan Inn. [Greenpointers]

Midtown East: Aquavit introduces special wild-game dishes to its menus from January 18 to 24. Find game hen in the café; venison and porcini tartar, as well as wild boar in the dining room; and buffalo sliders by the bar. [Grub Street]


Upper East Side: On weekends for $11.95, you can add unlimited mimosas or Bloody Marys to a brunch entrée at Southern Hospitality. [Grub Street]


Today is the first David Burke snow day when flutes of Veuve go for $15 at his restaurants. [Grub Street]