Neighborhood Watch

Wine on Tap at SummerStage; Plein Sud Opens in Smyth Hotel

Boerum Hill: Floyd, NY, Union Hall, and the Bell House will each host Kentucky Derby parties on Saturday, May 1. Mint juleps will be $5 at each spot, and $100 will go to the fan with the best hat. [Brooklyn Based]

Central Park: City Winery will be the wine supplier for the 2010 Central Park SummerStage concert series, with wine available on tap in order to avoid the waste of bottles. There will be discounted refills for your second and subsequent glasses of wine. [Grub Street]

Clinton Hill: West African spot Buka has soft-opened at 946 Fulton Street. [Brownstoner]

East Village: A Mexican restaurant is moving into the space previously occupied by David’s Bagels on First Avenue near 14th Street. [EV Grieve]

Butter Lane Cupcakes has expanded to the vacant storefront next door. The additional space will be used for parties, wedding showers, and classes. [EV Grieve]

Meatpacking District: Bill’s Bar and Burger has added a thicker classic pub-style burger to its menu and is now serving all other burgers with a new, freshly made bun. [Billsnyc/Twitter]

Midtown: Baja Fresh will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a burrito-eating contest: The entrant who eats the most burritos in ten minutes will win free Baja Fresh for a month. Interested participants may qualify by ordering a Dos Manos Burrito Enchilada Style and finishing it during a 30-minute sitting at either of the spot’s two midtown locations. [Midtown Lunch]

Oceana new courtyard serves the full restaurant menu and a new summer cocktail list. [Grub Street]

Park Slope:Reis 100 Sandwich Factory has been reinvented as Kitchen Reis. The new small-plate menu includes oysters, braised endives, and short ribs over polenta. [Brownstoner]

The Fifth Avenue site of Fornino’s Park Slope location will open in a week or so; the signs and interior are close to ready. [OtBKB]

Tribeca: Ed Cotton’s restaurant in the Smyth Hotel, Plein Sud, has opened, and the “preview” menu is online. [Tribeca Citizen]

Wine on Tap at SummerStage; Plein Sud Opens in Smyth Hotel