DBGB Hosts Beer-Tasting Tuesdays; James Offers Half-Priced Burgers

East Village: Starting January 11, DBGB Kitchen & Bar will host Beer Tasting Tuesdays on the second Tuesday of every month from 5 to 7 p.m. Sommelier Hayley Jensen will feature beer and cheese pairings at this month's event; $25 per person. [Grub Street]


Westville East reopens today after temporarily closing in December for renovations. [EV Grieve]


Bread and Butta, on Avenue C and 11th Street, closes after its short, seven-month stint as a coffee shop and café. [EV Grieve]


Flushing: Shanghai Tide, at 13520 40th Road, features all-you-can-eat hot pot and soup dumplings for $26. [Girl Who Ate Everything]

Lower East Side: The Souvlaki GR Food Truck will be out of commission in January while its owners prepare to open a permanent location at 116 Stanton Street. [Midtown Lunch]


Prospect Heights: Starting this week, James will offer two dinner specials to celebrate the New Year. On Sundays, the restaurant will feature a $25 three-course prix fixe menu, including favorites from the regular dinner menu. On Mondays, James will host Monday Burger Night, featuring half-price burgers and fries. [Grub Street]


Williamsburg: D.b.a Brooklyn will host "The New Blues and Brews to Match" on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Sample and discuss seven blue cheeses that are relatively new to the New York market and pair them with seven beers based on flavor. Tickets are $25 and available at brownpapertickets.com. [Grub Street]


Crif Dogs will open its Brooklyn location at 555 Driggs Avenue on January 10. [FREEwilliamsburg]