Slightly Oliver Launches Weekend Brunch; One Stop Beer Shop Celebrates Opening

Ditmas Park West: Build an all-natural gingerbread house at the Farm on Adderley on Wednesday, December 28, beginning at 10 a.m. ($25 per house). They'll provide the gingerbread house and all-natural decorating supplies like dried fruit and candy, you just need to reserve your house ahead of time. [Ditmas Park Blog]
East Village: Neighborhood joint Curly's Vegetarian Lunch is closed for renovations; no word on the restaurant's reopening date. [EV Grieve]
There's construction and menu updates at upcoming Bobwhite Lunch and Supper Counter at 94 Avenue C, near 6th Street. [EV Grieve]
Though Lucky Cheng's may still relocate to Times Square, owner Hayne Suthon reports of the building's rumored sale and demolition: "No worries, the building is absolutely not for sale and my daughter, cats, dogs ... and me are keeping our apartment there." [Jeremiah's Vanishing New York]
Greenpoint: Celebrate the opening of One Stop Beer Shop Wednesday, December 28, with free beer cocktails by Brooklyn Brewery, sin cider, and moonshine. [Skint]
Though the now closed Coco66 is for rent, Gothamist warns interested buyers of potential liquor license difficulties, as the former (and apparently bitter) bar owner still controls the building. [Gothamist]

Lower East Side: Fatta Cuckoo shares their eggnog recipe, which they say is served best with a good dose of whiskey and rum. [Bowery Boogie]
Nolita: La Churreria, a bakery specializing in churros (three for $3) opens Wednesday, December 28. Stuffed breakfast rolls and Spanish pressed sandwiches called bikinis will also be available. [Diner's Journal/NYT via Grub Street]
Park Slope: Bark Hot Dogs can fulfill even your strangest breakfast cravings, starting at 10 a.m. daily. [Fucked in Park Slope]
Tribeca: Duane Park Patisserie lets you create customized petits fours in flavors like almond pound cake with raspberry jam and lavender glaze ($2.50 each, one dozen minimum), which you can pick up in-store at 179 Duane Street for the perfect last-minute holiday treat. [Daily Candy]
Upper West Side: Slightly Oliver will serve weekend brunch beginning Sunday, January 1, featuring dishes like bangers and mash, English breakfast, and steak and truffled eggs. Make it a boozy brunch with one of three new cocktails, Flower & Vine, Slightly Brunch Dog, or the Angry Oliver (Saturday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.). [Grub Street]
West Village: Ring in the New Year with beer on Thursday, December 29, at Murray's Cheese. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., Chris Munsey will lead a tour through a variety of brews, all paired with festive cheese ($65 per person). [Murrayscheese.com]