Whynot LES Opens; Michael White Previews Ristorante Morini on the UES

Whynot Coffee opened its Lower East Side location on 75 Orchard Street on Friday. The 2,000-square-foot shop will be serving Blue Bottle coffee and pastries from Mille-Feuille. The space will feature rotating art from a wide range of artists and free Wi-Fi. [Grub Street]

Ristorante Morini, Michael White’s not-yet-opened restaurant on the Upper East Side, is holding a preview tasting with passed canapes, speciality cocktails, and wine on December 9 from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $125 apiece and a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to Citymeals-on-Wheels. Tickets can be purchased here. [Grub Street]

• Both locations of Taim will serve sufganiyot created by Einat Admony of Balaboosta and Keren Weiner of Il Buco in celebration of Hanukkah. The jam-filled fried pastries are $3.50 each and will be available through the end of Hanukkah. [Grub Street]

The Breslin will serve brunch on Black Friday from 7 a.m until 4 p.m. The menu includes dishes like blood pudding and an oven-baked three-cheese sandwich with ham. [Grub Street]

The Chili Lab, a venture from Mexicue co-founder Thomas Kelly, is introducing a line of chile sea salts. They can purchased at select gourmet grocers in Brooklyn and Manhattan, as well as online. [Grub Street]