East Village: Looks like a new dessert shop featuring all things pudding is coming to 102 St. Marks Place next door to Jane’s Sweet Buns. After a month spent teasing passersby with only a "Coming Soon" sign over a giant picture of chocolatey desserts, the space has a new banner revealing its name, Puddin’, and November opening. [Ev Grieve]
As a toast to Christopher Columbus, Hearth and Terroir East Village are offering $5 glasses of Champagne all evening.
Harlem: After seven years, Society Coffee is closing its doors. You can say your good-byes at their closing party tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. [Grub Street]
New Jersey: Head out to Jersey on Sunday, November 6 for an old-fashioned pig roast at Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse. The farm will be roasting their pig in a Caja China, the "famed pig-roasting box of Cuba." Tickets are on sale for $40 per person and can be purchased here. [Grub Street]
Lower East Side: Eater says a branch of the Bromberg brothers’ ever-growing Blue Ribbon empire will take over the just-abandoned Shang space in the Thompson LES. No word yet on which of the various Blue Ribbon forms — brasserie, sushi and grill, etc. — it will be when it opens in 2012. [Eater NY]
Williamsburg: Now Brooklynites can indulge in the latest pizza trend sweeping New York: fried pizza. Forcella, located at 485 Lorimer Street, makes the Montanara-style pizza by flash-frying the dough before topping it with San Marzano–imported tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, Parmesan, and basil, and giving it a quick 30-second char in the oven. Diners can enjoy one of these pies for only $10. [NYP]