GoldBar Gets Even Glitzier; $1 Oysters at the Leadbelly

New owners have taken over the notoriously hard-to-get-into GoldBar in Little Italy. They'll reopen it this evening with complex new cocktails (think pearl-infused gin and salt-pork Campari) and a food menu. [Grub Street]

Lower East Side bar the Leadbelly, which is run by the Fat Radish guys, is offering a daily special of $1 oysters, $3 beers, and $6 cocktails from 6 to 8 p.m. Binge and see if they're really an aphrodisiac. [Grub Street]

Harding's is now open for lunch. The menu includes a lobster roll, octopus salad, and a Thanksgiving-inspired turkey sandwich. [Grub Street]

The Mercadito restaurants on Grove and Avenue B are serving new brunch menus. Start your Sunday with chicken-and-cheese enchiladas. [Grub Street]

Francis Lam and City Grit are teaming up for a night of storytelling and feasting to benefit the Southern Foodways Alliance on January 16. Tickets are available here. [Grub Street]