Balade Offers New Breakfast Menu; Loreley Williamsburg Launches Happy Hour

Astoria: Five Napkin Burger hosts an Avery Brewing Beer dinner on December 7 and Captain Lawrence on the 14th. For $45, customers get an hors doeuvre reception, appetizer, entre and samples of five different beers. Both dinner start at 8 p.m., with the reception at 7:30 p.m. Reservations can be made by e-mail or by calling 718-433-2727. [Grub Street]


Cobble Hill: P.S. 29 hosts their Eat Pie & Shop fund-raiser this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over twenty vendors will be on hand to sell toys and other handmade goods. [Cobble Hill Blog]


Ditmas Park West Sycamore is starting five-part whiskey-tasting series. The first session is on Monday, December 20, and will then be held on the second to last Monday of each month. Each session is $25 and can be signed up for here. [Ditmas Park Blog]


East Village: Starting this Saturday, Balade will be offering a new breakfast menu. The menu includes eggs with dates, Soujouk, a dish of mildly hot beef sausages, and homemade baklava. [Grub Street]

Midtown East: Joe launches a "JoeCart" serving coffee and pastries in Grand Central. The cart will operate between 7 and 10 a.m. on weekdays. [Grub Street]


Prospect Heights: Progress is being made at Prospect Bagels, located at 645 Vanderbilt Avenue, though an opening date is not known. [Brownstoner]


Williamsburg: Loreley Williamsburg launches a new happy-hour special. Customers can get a beer and a shot for $8, or eleven glasses of Gaffel Kranz with pretzels or fries for $30. The same special is available at Loreley Restaurant and Biergarten. [Grub Street]