Raines Law Room Introduces Weekly Drink Specials; Papa John’s Opening in East Village

East Village: A Papa John’s is opening at 120 First Avenue. [EV Grieve]

Midtown: From 5 to 8 p.m. today, Cold Stone Creamery stores located at 42nd Street and 7th Avenue, and 50th Street and 9th Avenue will hand out free three-ounce portions of Kate’s Creation, an apple-pie-flavored ice cream, to raise money for the Make a Wish Foundation. [Midtown Lunch]

Park Slope: The Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District’s Oktoberfest on Fifth kicks off tonight with more than 30 participating bars and restaurants along the Avenue between Dean and 18th Streets. [All About 5th]

Taro Sushi’s new location on St. Marks and Flatbush is open. [Fork in the Road/VV]

Prospect Heights: A stabbing outside Branded Saloon involving two employees of the bar has left one dead and one hospitalized. The bar is currently closed. [Brownstoner]

Union Square: Raines Law Room introduces weekly drink specials starting Sunday, featuring a rotating cast of $10 cocktails. This week’s theme is cocktails created by women, such as the Hanky Panky by Ada Coleman of London’s Savoy Hotel, a variation on the martini made with gin, sweet vermouth, and Fernet-Branca. Fork in the Road/VV]