Black Swan Opening in Bed-Stuy; Brother Jimmy’s Introduces Southern Brunch

Bed-Stuy: Black Swan, a bar and restaurant with weekend brunch, is coming soon to 1048 Bedford Avenue. [Bed-Stuy Blog]


Chelsea: Cookshop is offering housemade ice creams and toppings (like a vanilla scoop with salted caramel) every weekend this month from 2 to 10 p.m. The cart will be open daily beginning May 1. [Grub Street]


Ditmas Park: French spot Pomme de Terre has closed and will possibly be reopening as a tapas restaurant this summer. [Ditmas Park Blog]


Flatiron: Bar Stuzzichini introduces a weekend brunch menu of Italian-inspired small plates and entrées, including an $18 prix fixe option that involves a stuzzichini, an entrée, and an Aperol Spritz or Prosecco. On Sundays, there's live jazz. [Grub Street]

Gowanus: Twenty cooks will be transforming 300 pounds of sheep meat into dishes like lamb tacos at the Bell House’s American Lamb Takedown on April 18. Tickets are $15 and available here or at the door. [Bell House]


Hell’s Kitchen: Schnipper’s is launching a new breakfast menu with items like a classic eponymous omelette to be served Monday through Friday, 7 to 10:30 a.m. [Grub Street]


Lower East Side: The Lounge, a new bar housed at and benefiting Dixon Place, is celebrating its grand opening tomorrow at 6 p.m. with live music and drink specials. [EV Grieve]


Park Slope: Sample fifteen pay-as-you-go beers at the Gate’s second annual Cask Ale Festival, starting Friday at 3 p.m. and ending Sunday at midnight. [Brooklyn Based]


Times Square: Sommeliers Michael Green, Emily Wines, and Fred Dexheimer will be duking it out at Nios’s Wine Down Dinner Series April 19 at 7 p.m. Diners will be voting for their favorite of six wine pairings with a three-course dinner to determine a champion. Tickets, $60, are available here. [Grub Street]


Union Square: Starting Saturday, Brother Jimmy’s will be serving "Southern Brunch" from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 16th Street location will also be featuring a $13.95 cocktail-and-entrée prix fixe. [Grub Street]