Bodega Wine Bar Now Serving in Bushwick; Esperanto Launches Lunch

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Bushwick: The Latin-oriented Bodega Wine Bar has soft opened in preparation for its official March 30 debut. [Bushwick BK]


East Village: Esperanto is now offering lunch every Friday from 12 to 4 p.m., with service expanding to Wednesday through Friday in April and Monday through Friday in May. [Grub Street]


Hell’s Kitchen: Bombay Eats, once notorious for its saag paneer pizza, has closed. [Midtown Lunch]


Lower East Side: Long Island City’s Pain D’Avignon, famed Eleven Madison Park and Momofuku Ssäm Bar vendor, has come to the Essex Street Market. The wholesale bakery’s first retail site will offer fresh breads like cranberry-pecan rolls and rye with caraway seed Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. [Grub Street]

Joel Barkley and Ron Castellano will host An Evening of Tango at Broadway East at 8 p.m. On the bill are live tango musicians and dancers, plus lessons with Strictly Traditional Argentine Tango’s Sergio Segura. Partake or observe while enjoying an open bar and passed hors d’oeuvres until 10 p.m., with a cash-only bar and in-house music to follow. [Grub Street]


Midtown West: A construction snafu, not a food-safety violation, is the reason behind 2 Bros. Pizza’s temporary DOH shutdown. [Midtown Lunch]


Williamsburg: Two new “bagel and deli” spots are coming to the corner of Lorimer and Metropolitan. [Brownstoner]