Spritzenhaus Scales Back Food; Sushi & Sake 101 at Haru

Greenpoint: Spritzenhaus has stopped table service and gotten rid of their raw bar, reducing the menu to brats, fries, and pretzels. Patrons will now order food at the bar and pick it up themselves as soon as it comes out of the kitchen. [Eater NY]
Greenwich Village: Join Lupa on Friday, October 28, from noon to 1:30 p.m., for a special four-course Sicilian lunchtime feast prepared by famed Sicilian chef Fabrizia Lanza. For $75 per person (plus tax and gratuity), guests will be treated to local and seasonal dishes, including ricotta ravioli with mint, almonds, and sage pistachio pesto and sardines allinguate with fried ricotta. For reservations, call 212-982-5089. [Grub Street]
Midtown: In honor of Diwali, "the festival of lights," Tulsi is offering a special four-course vegetarian prix fixe between October 22 and 30. For $35, not including tax and gratuity ($50 to include wine pairings), guests will be treated to dishes like poori dahi aloo or spicy yogurt curry with potatoes, peas, tomato, and fenugreek, and chocolate coconut gujia a stuffed pastry with coconut, cashews, chocolate, and khoya. For reservations, call 212-888-0820 or book on OpenTable. [Grub Street]

Times Square: New fall flavors have come out at Coffee Bean & Tea leaf. Lovers of this L.A.-based chain can now head to the Manhattan location to sip Moroccan mint lattes, pumpkin lattes, and pumpkin ice blendeds. [Grub Street]
Upper East Side: Haru is hosting a Sushi & Sake 101 class on Saturday, October 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. For $55, students can learn from Harus sushi masters how to prepare nigiri and maki rolls, as well as the art of sake pairing. Harus Upper West Side location will host their own class the following day, Sunday, October 23, from noon to 2 p.m. Full details about the classes can be found here. [Grub Street]