Northern Spy Launches Happy Hour; the Gate Hosts a Pie Bake-Off

Chelsea: The plywooded storefront at 84 Seventh Avenue will be a Greek restaurant; it’s expected to open by September. [Brownstoner]

East Village: Northern Spy Food Co. launches a daily happy hour this weekend from 4 until 7 p.m. Beer, wine, and cocktails are $2 off; bottles of wine are $5 off. There will also be an $8-and-under menu of small plates and new specialty cocktails like a Wheat Beer Shandy and a Cucumber and Mint Wine Cooler. [Grub Street]

Midtown: Kosher pizza joint Aroma has closed at 35 W. 46th Street, while Kolette’s Kitchen plans to open at 672 Lexington Avenue, peddling kosher takes on both Middle Eastern and Vietnamese fare. [Grub Street]

Park Slope: The Gate hosts a pie bake-off tonight at 7 p.m., judged by the Four and Twenty Blackbirds team. The bar will offer beers selected to complement the desserts. [FiPS]

Tribeca: The former Hoi An spot at 135 West Broadway will become a two-story “eating and drinking establishment.” [Tribeca Citizen]