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Details on the Laurent Gras Pop-up at BLT Fish; a Six-Course Vegan Tasting Menu in the Financial District

Chelsea: Highpoint Bistro & Bar has added a "snack bar" to their menu, which will be available between 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., and again from 10 p.m. until close. The menu will include snacks like buffalo chicken lollipops and potato chip nachos. [Grub Street]
Corona: The Lemon Ice King of Corona has added a "spumoni" to its myriad of ice flavors. [Edible Communities]
East Village: After test runs at their Greenwich Village and Upper West Side locations, the Mermaid Inn announced that they'll be serving brunch at their East Village locale on April 30 and May 1. [Grub Street]
Flatiron: We mentioned the Laurent Gras pop-up at BLT Fish, and now we have the details! On May 2, Gras will serve a four-course menu paired with wine that includes black bass salad, shellfish fricassee, arctic char schnitzel, and a dark-chocolate dessert. The menu is $85 and will run until May 7. [Grub Street]
Financial District: New York Vinters presents Jason & Ryan's Excellent Vegan Adventure, a six-course vegan tasting menu paired with wine. Chef Ryan Smith and artist-in-residence Jason Oliva have dreamed up dishes like golden-beet carpaccio, compressed-watermelon sashimi, and gnocchi and smoked butternut squash that could make even the most avid meatlovers' mouths water. Tickets are $95 and can be purchased here. [Grub Street]
Lower East Side: Lucky's Famous Burgers has opened its outpost at 147 Houston Street. Open until 5 a.m., it looks like bar-goers have a new late-night nosh spot. [Fork in the Road/VV]
Meatpacking District: Starting April 18, Brasserie Beaumarchais will have L'Apero (French happy hour) every Monday through Friday, which will feature small dishes like croque monsieur and paté de campagne. Paired with a French beer or one of Beaumarchais's cocktails, it sounds like the tastiest of happy hours. [Grub Street]
Park Slope: This Saturday, celebrate the opening of Bierkraft's new outdoor space with cask ales, oysters, and ice-cream sandwiches. [Tasting Table]
West Village: Po has brought back its wildly popular spring dish, spring pea pappardelle with red onion and mint. Order it in house or to go! [Grub Street]
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