Butcher Bay Team Plans Bistro; New Mediterranean Eatery in Cobble Hill


Cobble Hill: A new Mediterranean spot called Palmyra opened at 316 Court Street and serves this mezze-heavy menu daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. [Grub Street]

East Village: The owners of the recently shuttered Butcher Bay are said to be planning a bistro next to their other spot, Black Iron Burger Shop. [Grub Street]

Gowanus: A café and cultural center is under construction on Fourth Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Streets. [Brownstoner]

Midtown West: On March 7 at 6:30 p.m., Rachael Ray and Ruth Reichl join Kim Severson for a Times Talks event about her new book, Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life. [Times Talks]

Nolita: Torrisi Italian Specialties chose Piginahat.com as the URL for its website. [Grub Street]

Tribeca: RBC hosts Brazilian champion barista Sylvia Magalhaes on Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. to share recipes and latte art. [Grub Street]

Williamsburg: A scrawled note on the wall at El Beit reveals there’s a heartbreaker in the hood: “”I’m on vaca with my boyfriend but I’m going to break up with him when we get home.” [Free Williamsburg]