Sixpoint Seeking Art; Take an Indian-Street-Food Cooking Class

Briarcliff Manor: A year and a half in the making, Hudson will open tomorrow. Located in the refurbished Haymount House of Hudson Valley, the restaurant will serve dinner from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 5 to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday. [Grub Street]
East Village: Former Top Chef contestant Dave Martin is leaving the Meatball Factory and its management for greener pastures after helping open and run the restaurant. [Grub Street]
Everywhere: Pret A Mangers all over the city have taken a cue from this warm weather and are introducing their spring menu today. This season’s dishes boast an emphasis on seasonal items, chef specials and, as always, fresh preparation. [Grub Street]

Sixpoint Brewery has begun their annual Beer Is Culture event, where they encourage artists, graphic designers and laymen alike to submit original illustrations or designs that tap into themes of beer as culture. More info can be found here.
Frozen yogurt purveyors 16 Handles hired a pastry chef and dessert connoisseur to develop innovative dessert dishes called “micro-batch toppings”, which premiere atop frozen treats across every New York location today. The company is also opening three new stores in Manhattan before summertime, including today’s grand opening on 2600 Broadway. [Grub Street]
Gowanus: The Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center is opening up its kitchen for an Indian street-food cooking class. Featuring hands-on instruction for five different dishes, the event is $75 per person and begins at 6:30 p.m. on April 24. [Ger-Nis]
Greenwich Village: Mario Batali’s Lupa Osteria Romana now offers an evening dinner special for hungry night owls: a three-course ‘Roman style’ meal for only $29 from 10 p.m. to midnight. The rotating menu will be served Sunday through Thursday. [Grub Street]
Lower East Side: The Roasting Plant coffee spot is celebrating its five-year anniversary by giving away coffee and bakery samples all day long on Monday, April 9. [Grub Street]
Midtown: Vitae has an all-new happy hour and will now solicit a drink or two from 4 to 6 p.m. with $5 beers, $8 wines, and $8 appetizers, starting tonight. [Grub Street]
Prospect Heights: Vegetarians rejoice! James restaurant is officially open for lunch, starting today. The Brooklyn sit-down spot will serve a new, afternoon menu of veggie-based dishes, each $12 or less. [Grub Street]