Orient Express Mixes Holiday Cocktails; Joseph Leonard Reopens Tomorrow

Crown Heights: Anthony Mohen and Greg Glassman will teach a free two-hour introduction to home-brewing course tonight at Launchpad at 721 Franklin Avenue from 7 to 9 p.m. [Grub Street]
Barboncino, a brick-oven-pizza joint, is under construction at 781 Franklin Avenue. [Brownstoner]
East Village: Jimmy’s No. 43 hosts a “wild foods” dinner on Sunday at 6 p.m. Dinner will be made from the wares of wild food gatherers Les Hook and Nova Kim, as well as ingredients from the New Amsterdam Market. Tickets can be purchased for $55 here. [Grub Street]
Midtown: Dee Daa, a fast-food Thai restaurant, plans to open on East 44th street between Third and Lexington Avenues. [Midtown Lunch]

West Village: Orient Express offers special holiday “train-themed” cocktails and a small-plates bar. The cocktails, such as the Pumpkin Manhattan or a hot Winter Julep, are $14 each and available until January 1. [Grub Street]
Joseph Leonard will reopen tomorrow after closing due to a fire. [Eater]