Brunch at Mama’s; Meet Tuscan Winemaker Francesco Ripaccioli


East Village: Mama’s Food Shop now serves brunch weekends from noon to 5 p.m. An entrée, side, and coffee or juice is $13. [Grub Street]
Harlem: Best Yet Market just opened to high praise for fresh produce, an eager staff, and pizza. [Uptown Flavor]
Midtown West: The Duane Reade on 51st near Sixth Avenue now sells sushi in a new food section. [Midtown Lunch]
Park Slope: The openings of Mack’s Bar and Grill — the follow-up to Johnny Mack’s pub — on Seventh Avenue near Carroll Street, is imminent. [Brownstoner]

Soho: The Hampton Inn Soho opened a bar called Artifakt to the public on Super Bowl Sunday. [Hotel Chatter/Hampton_Inn_SoHo_Has_a_New_Bar_With_an_Old_Name]
Tribeca: New York Vintners hosts a Tuscan wine dinner with Canalicchio di Sopra winemaker Francesco Ripaccioli on February 19 at 7 p.m. [Grub Street]