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Junior’s Serves Cupcakes; Scarpetta’s New Vegetarian Menu

Greenwood Heights: New Brooklyn Pub at 689 Sixth Avenue opens soon, boasting seven large plasma-screen televisions. [Brownstoner]
Long Island City: M. Wells will serve brunch starting September 11. [Zagat Buzz] Meatpacking District: French restaurant MPD soft-opens on September 20 at 73 Gansevoort Street. [ZagatBuzz]
Midtown: Both Junior’s locations have added cupcakes to the menu. The treats come in five different flavors: chocolate and chocolate, chocolate with a cream center, peanut-butter cup, red velvet, and vanilla and vanilla. [Midtown Lunch]
Park Slope: Mama Rosa Latin Bistro is open at 669 Union Street. [Zagat Buzz]
Chelsea: Scarpetta had added an extensive vegetarian section to its menu, featuring dishes like vegetable and faro risotto with shaved Parmigiano, rosemary-braised lentils with broccoli rabe and tomatoes, and braised white asparagus with organic spinach. [Grub Street]
Crown Heights: Oaxaca Taqueria signage is up on Prospect Place between Franklin and Classon Streets. [Brownstoner]
East Village: New taqueria Sabor A Mexico will open on First Avenue near 10th Street. [EV Grieve]
Weekend brunch diners at Perbacco receive complimentary “pesche e vino” soaked peaches blended with selected red wines, now through September. [Grub Street]
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