Despaña Opens Wine Store in Little Italy; Perilla Launches New Winter Menu

Dumbo: Water Street Restaurant introduces a new southern menu, featuring shrimp and grits, slow-cooked ribs, deviled eggs, and fried chicken. [DumboNYC]

East Village: Russ & Daughters will return to the Astor Center to teach a crash course in caviar Monday, February 7, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.[Grub Street]

Financial District: Get your Aussie on! Australian chef Shaun Hergatt celebrates Australia Day today at SHO from 5 to 9 p.m, passing free Australian treats in SHO’s Black Bar. [Grub Street]

Flatiron: Rosa Mexicano launches Build Your Own Bloody Mary carts at brunch (available at all locations). [Grub Street]

Little Italy: After adding seating a year ago, the owners of Spanish food shop Despaña have opened an adjacent wine store, Despaña Vinos y Mas. [NYT]

Prospect Heights: Sixpoint Brewery will celebrate its sixth anniversary with a beer dinner at the Vanderbilt on Tuesday, Febraury 1. Sixpoint will debut the Berzerker Bock, served with one of chef Saul Bolton’s four nose-to-tail pork-centric courses. [Grub Street]

West Village:Perilla launches a new winter 2011 menu, featuring braised rabbit legs, crispy Colorado lamb neck, and rutabaga ravioli, and has extended their Restaurant Week menu until February 27. [Grub Street]