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John Dory Does Happy Hour in Flatiron; Robicelli’s Cupcake Pop-up Shop Opens in Nolita

Carroll Gardens: Uncle Louie G’s, a gourmet Italian ices and ice cream shop, will open at 233 Smith Street this spring. Its new owners plan to start serving soft-serve ice cream. [Pardon Me for Asking]

Cobble Hill: Moo Burger Barn, an organic burger joint, will open in the former Peking 2 space at Court and Baltic Streets. [Brownstoner]

Financial District: Hello Pasta opens a downtown location at 125 Maiden Lane. [Grub Street]

Flatiron: Monday through Saturday from 5 till 7 p.m. and midnight till 2 a.m., the John Dory Oyster Bar is doing a happy-hour deal that offers, for $15, a half-dozen oysters (Long Island or Skookum inlet) or clams (Long Island or Wellfleet), as well as a glass of sparkling wine or a can of Snapperhead ale.
Noho: Through January 12, the Astor Center is giving a 15 percent discount on tickets for any upcoming events. Learn how to pair food and wine, make pizza from scratch, create a variety tequila cocktails, and more. A full list of classes and more details are available at [Grub Street]

Nolita: Robicelli’s, awarded New York’s Best Cupcake of 2010 by Serious Eats and Midtown Lunch, will open a pop-up shop at 201 Mulberry Street this Saturday. The shop will feature a variety of cupcake flavors, including chicken and waffles, pecan potato chip, and the car bomb, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. [Grub Street]

Park Slope: Community Markets’ indoor farmers’ market at the Old American Can Factory reopens Sunday with a new series of cooking demos by Fork and Glass Catering. The chefs will prepare brunch using local produce from the market every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. [Brooklyn Based]

Williamsburg: Brooklyn Brewery will host “How To…Pickle, Jar, and Ferment,” featuring lectures and lessons from local food and drink artisans, on January 19. The event includes $4 beers, snacks, and products from each vendor, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. RSVP to reserve a spot. [Edible Manhattan]

John Dory Does Happy Hour in Flatiron; Robicelli’s Cupcake Pop-up Shop