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Jake’s Wayback Burgers Comes to Brooklyn; a Cupcake Party in Williamsburg

Bedford-Stuyvesant: Cinnamon Girl, an organic shop that offers muffins, scones, cakes, and grocery items, opens at Nostrand Avenue, near Clifton Place. [Bed-Stuy Blog]
Alcatraz, a new Mexican restaurant, replaces Lulita at 334 Franklin Avenue.
[Bed-Stuy Blog]
Chelsea: Starting this week at Donatella, customers will receive $2 Captain Lawrence Liquid Gold Beers after ordering a pizza from the bar. The "gold hours" special is from 5 to 7 p.m. and, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. [Grub Street]
Downtown Brooklyn: Jake's Wayback Burgers, a Connecticut-based burger chain, will open its first New York location in downtown Brooklyn next month. [Brownstoner]

Midtown: The Vendy Award–winning Biryani Cart will launch "Juicy Wings" in two weeks. The new cart will offer four kinds of wings and will be parked on 46th Street. and Sixth Avenue. [Midtown Lunch]
NYC Cravings, the popular Taiwanese fried-chicken truck, closes for the season after this week. [Midtown Lunch]
Upper West Side: As part of its Global Kitchen series, the American Museum of Natural History will host "The Lure of Chocolate" tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. Guests can learn about chocolate's history from food historian Francine Segan and enjoy tastings, including milk chocolate, single-origin chocolate, and chocolate with different percentages of cacao. [My Upper West]
Williamsburg: Cupcakes Take The Cake is celebrating six years of blogging with a cupcake party at the Brooklyn Winery, 213 North 8th Street, from 7 to 10 p.m. tomorrow. Taste cupcakes from Sugar Sweet Sunshine, Little Cupcake Bake Shop, and Magnolia Bakery, and enter a raffle for cupcake-related prizes. Tickets are $10 and a portion of the proceeds will go to Cancer Care. [Grub Street]

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