The Cardinal Will Serve Southern Barbecue in East Village; New Brunch Items From L’Artusi

East Village: Southern-barbecue duplex the Cardinal opens Monday, serving saucy renditions of Memphis ribs, Carolina pig, Texas brisket at 234 East 4th Street. [Urban Daddy]

Financial District: SHO Shaun Hergatt celebrates the end of summer with a $120 (plus $70 with wine pairing) six-course tomato tasting menu through the end of the season. [Grub Street]

Nolita: Starting August 23, Socarrat Nolita will begin offering La Noche de Dos Paellas, a shared dish for two consisting of “two individual paella masterpieces served in the same pan.” The menu offers a multitude of combinations, all of which will be available every Tuesday night as of next week. [Grub Street]

West Village: Gotham Bar and Grill is ending its American Culinary Tour by serving four courses of Pacific Coast cuisine for $58. The special runs Sunday nights starting this week and ends September 4. [Grub Street]

L’Artusi has some new items on its brunch menu, like blueberry-cornmeal pancakes and a scrambled-egg dish involving sausage, peperonata, basil, Fontina cheese, and crispy potatoes. [Grub Street]

There’s more outdoor seating on Sixth Avenue, with Sam Bahri’s Steakhouse, which recently opened at 257 Sixth Avenue, and is serving steakhouse classics and a raw bar. [Grub Street]