Charity Cocktail at Gabe Thompson’s Restaurants; New Brunch Spots

L'Artusi, Dell'anima, Anfora, and L'Apicio are all offering the same specialty cocktail and donating the proceeds to charity. The aptly named "The Foundation" cocktail will benefit the Foundation Rwanda, which provides funding for secondary school children who were born in the aftermath of that country's period of genocide in 1994. [Grub Street]

Mas (la grillade) is launching brunch service starting May 18, as well as adding a selection of grilled sandwiches, including a lamb-bacon and apple grilled baguette, to its lunch menu. Diners can order either on the restaurant's newly opened outdoor patio on days that are less torrential than this one. [Grub Street]

Union Square newcomer Ichabod's is expanding its menu to include brunch, featuring classics like buttermilk pancakes with fresh berries and fried chicken with buttermilk biscuits. [Grub Street]