Kimberly Hotel Adds Winter Rooftop; Mimi’s Hummus Opens a Wine Bar


Ditmas Park West: The Middle-Eastern hot spot, Mimi’s Hummus is expanding to open a wine bar, Castello Plan, just a storefront away, which will feature more than 120 selections in addition to some lighter fare. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]
Gramercy: On February 24, I Trulli Ristorante will host an $85 Venetian-inspired prix fixe dinner, with a suggested $20 donation to benefit Buddha’s Smile School, a not-for-profit school in India for disadvantaged children. I Trulli will match all donations made.[Grub Street]
Midtown East: Starting tomorrow, Convivio will offer a $28 two-course prix fixe lunch menu. Guests can choose one antipasti and a secondi from the midday offerings. [Grub Street]

The Kimberly Hotel’s rooftop party space and restaurant (with small plates by Gwenaël Le Pape of the former Les Deux Gamins) has opened for private events, and Paper has an early look. [Paper]
Midtown West: Eight of Dean & Deluca’s most talented baristas will compete in a latte-art throwdown at DeLuca’s New York Times Café (620 Eighth Avenue at 40th Street) on February 24. [Grub Street]
Williamsburg: Dram (144 S. 4th, near Driggs) won’t open for more than a month, but see if you can try out the cocktails during the soft opening. [Brownstoner]