Neighborhood Watch

Ducasse to Open Benoit in One Week; Picholine Honors ‘South Pacific’ With Special Menu

Dumbo: Forager’s Market now has a juice bar serving house-made ginger ale and the Aphrodite: ginger, melon, parsley, and pineapple. [Dumbo NYC]
East Village: Frank and Sal are looking for an apartment in Manhattan, and if more consistent hours at Artichoke don’t inspire you to help, the cousins are offering “a slice a day for a month.” [Eater]
Hell’s Kitchen: Kyotofu has a new spring menu that incorporates seasonal Japanese ingredients like the mountain peach, which is used in a dessert of blueberry-blood-orange-tofu cheesecake. [Grub Street]
Midtown West: Alain Ducasse should have the Stateside outpost of his casual Paris bistro Benoit open by April 21 in the space that was formerly La Côte Basque. [Flickr]
Upper West Side: Picholine is serving an Asian- and Hawaiian-inspired three-course prix fixe in honor of the revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center. Why? Because it’s spring and chef Terrance Brennan tells us he’s “having fun in the kitchen these days.” [Grub Street]
West Village: Good opened its sidewalk seating over the weekend just in time for a sunny Saturday brunch. [Grub Street] Citarella is selling prepared Passover foods like matzo meal and tsimmes. [Grub Street]

Ducasse to Open Benoit in One Week; Picholine Honors ‘South Pacific’