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Beba Launches Late-Day Brunch; Egyptian Espresso Comes to Ditmas Park

Brooklyn Heights: A café called Danny’s replaces the short-lived F. Martinella on Court Street. [Brownstoner]

Ditmas Park: Qathra, an espresso bar serving Egyptian food, will open within the next few weeks on 1112 Cortelyou Road. The space will provide plenty of seating and plans to eventually include a Hario pour-over coffee bar. [Ditmas Park Blog]

East Village: Habib’s Place has relocated to First Avenue between St. Marks and 9th Street. The new location takes over the former spot of Question Mark Café. [EV Grieve]

Hell’s Kitchen: The James Beard Foundation Green program is hosting a walking and tasting tour on Saturday, May 22 of the mom-and-pop shops in Hell’s Kitchen. The tour concludes with a reception at Xie Xie, where chef Angelo Sosa will create Asian-inspired snacks. Tickets, $60, are available here. [Grub Street]

Murray Hill: I Trulli Ristorante is eliminating their corkage fees every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m., as long as the bottles are purchased from Vino, a wine shop near the restaurant. [Grub Street]

Park Slope: Lucas Fine Foods is opening on Union Street across from the Park Slope Food Coop. The new space will offer “seasonal gourmet-to-go foods,” including prepared meals, boxed lunches for children, and Balthazar pastries. [Brownstoner]

Soho: Beba launches brunch service this weekend, with the menu (there’s a choice between a $19 prix fixe and an à la carte option) available until 6 p.m. [Grub Street]

Upper West Side: Telepan will offer a special five-course vegetarian menu from May 24 to May 27 in addition to the regular menu. The dishes will include locally sourced peas, asparagus, mushrooms, zucchini, and strawberries. The tasting menu is $75 per person, or $135 with wine pairings. [Grub Street]

Williamsburg: Beer and specialty-food market Breuklyn Bier Merchants will open at 186 Grand Street near Lorimer. [Brownstoner]

Beba Launches Late-Day Brunch; Egyptian Espresso Comes to Ditmas Park