Free Sangria at the Brindle Room; Aquavit’s Herring Smorgasbord

Bushwick: The Pine Box Rock Shop will open soon at 12 Grattan St. in a space previously occupied by a casket manufacturer. The bar will keep 16 brews on tap, with most priced at about $5. [BushwickBK]
Ditmas Park: Purple Yam will open at 11 a.m. on weekends for brunch. [Ditmas Park Blog]
East Village: This weekend, the Brindle Room is serving up carne asada fries instead of their usual duck confit poutine; they’ll be giving away a free glass of sangria with each order. [Grub Street]
A new pizzeria and deli will open on Avenue B and 4th St.; the location was previously home to Finest Pizza and Deli before it shuttered earlier this week. [EV Grieve]

Park Slope: An organic grocery store, Earth’s Basket, is moving to the corner of 17th St. and Fourth Ave. [Brownstoner]
Lower East Side: After closing for renovations last month, the Doghouse Saloon has reopened. [Bowery Boogie]
Upper East Side: Aquavit celebrates its annual herring festival with a prix fixe smorgasbord of herring and other traditional Swedish recipes, including gravlax and duck pâté. Available Monday through Saturday from June 14 to 26, the lunch menu is $24.07, and the dinner menu is $35. [Grub Street]
Flatiron: At this weekend’s Big Apple BBQ in Madison Square Park, Heartland Brewery will offer nine different beers, including New York State Wildflower Wheat (made with ingredients from New York), Cornhusker Lager, and Buffalo Bock. All proceeds from each $6 serving will benefit the Madison Square Park Conservancy. [Grub Street]