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Karloff Comes to Cobble Hill; James Celebrates Wildflower Week

Bedford-Stuyvesant: The teams behind Oz Hardware and Home are joining forces again to open a coffee shop and lounge named Liquid Oz at 302 Malcolm X Boulevard. [Bed-Stuy Blog]
Carroll Gardens: All wines and Paloma ingredients will be marked 20 percent off on May 5 at Smith and Wine as the shop celebrates its sixth anniversary. Owners Michele Pravda and Patrick Watson will host a free party from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and cocktail historian David Wondrich will be on site mixing his signature Paloma. [Grub Street]
Cobble Hill: Natural-food eatery Karloff is moving into 254 Court Street. The café, expected to open in June, will offer soup, pierogies, a juice bar, and Hudson Valley ice cream. [Pardon Me for Asking]
Flatiron: On May 4, Craft and Mas de Daumas Gassac winery will team up to host a four-course dinner and wine tasting in the restaurant's private dining room. Reservations for the event, which cost $140, are available by calling 212-400-6512. [Grub Street]
Lower East Side: The Greenmarket has added a new location outside the gates of the Hester Street Fair on Essex Street. [Bowery Boogie]
Midtown: Taco truck El Camioncito, parked on 31st Street at Seventh Avenue, has added pork- and chicken-filled tamales to its menu. [Midtown Lunch]
Otarian, a low-carbon fast-food joint, will open another New York outpost on Eighth Avenue at 56th Street tomorrow. [Midtown Lunch]
Prospect Heights: As a part of NYC Wildflower Week, James chef Bryan Calvert will feature nightly specials from May 1 through May 9 made with local plants like ramps and fiddlehead ferns. [Grub Street]
Soho: To celebrate May 10's Calçotada Festival, a traditional Catalan onion festival that marks the arrival of spring, Savoy has designed a menu that includes fresh calçots, grilled lamb chops, botifarra sausage, and crema Catalana. The cost is $70 per person, and reservations are available by calling 212-219-8570. Back Forty, Savoy's more casual sibling, will host the festival on May 11, and reservations are available by calling 212-388-1990. [Grub Street]
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