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 Marzanoimported 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]