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Mohammed Falafel Star Under New Management; Pulino’s Officially Open for Dinner

East Village: Mohammed Falafel Star has closed. [EV Grieve]
Gowanus: Abilene’s sister bar Lowlands (543 Third Avenue, near 13th Street) opens tonight with happy hour from 5 to 10 p.m. Grand opening is April 3. [Grub Street]
Midtown West: Patsy's will offer a special menu on Easter Sunday, April 4, including agnello di Pasqua (rack of baby lamb) and capretto al forno (roasted baby goat), with a special dessert of grana cheesecake. [Grub Street]
Nolita: Pulino’s officially opens for dinner tonight. [Eater NY]
Park Slope: Oaxaca Taqueria will replace a bodega on 4th Avenue near President Street. [Brownstoner]
Sheepshead Bay: The 5th Annual Grillin’ on the Bay, the city’s “only officially sanctioned BBQ competition,” is tomorrow. The 'cue-off will be followed by $10 all-you-can-eat meat at the Brooklyn Chili Smackdown. [Grillin’ on the Bay via Brokelyn]
Soho: GrowNYC has nixed Pier 40 as a possible Greenmarket site. [Curbed NY]
Upper West Side: Starting today, Crumbs Bake Shop will sell flourless Passover cupcakes like the Raspberry Red Sea nut cake with raspberry preserves, raspberry-vanilla cream-cheese frosting, and sliced almonds. Easter cupcakes in shades of pastel icing and sprinkles will be available starting March 29. Downtown locations are also offering these seasonal treats. [Grub Street]
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