Neighborhood Watch

Koi and Trophy Bar Help Japan; Five Guys Comes to Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill: Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries is coming to 266 Court Street. [Brownstoner]

Greenwich Village: This Wednesday at 7 p.m., fans of Latin-American cuisine are invited to Alma 33, at 33 West 8th Street, for a special night of coffee-pairings. Savory and sweet dishes will be paired with unique cocktails made with Octavio Café coffees. Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased by calling 212-380-8794. [Grub Street]

Midtown East: The Capital Grille is bringing back its “Artist Series” wine with a limited-edition Cabernet Sauvignon “hand-crafted by Thomas Peffer, a world-class winemaker” from Napa Valley. $25 from each sale will go to Share Our Strength, a charity committed to ending childhood hunger. [Grub Street]

Midtown West: Koi has introduced two new menu items, the Rising Sun Roll (a soy-paper-wrapped California roll with flakes of tuna and tempura) and the Koi Fusion Shot (a cocktail of sake, pineapple, watermelon, honeydew, and canteloupe). For the first week (starting today), all proceeds from the new items will go to American Red Cross’s Japanese earthquake and Pacific tsunami relief efforts; after that, half the proceeds will be donated. [Grub Street]

Tri Tip Grill also has a new (and permanent) menu addition: the $4 Midtown Toasty Sandwich, which consists of “three strips of bacon, a fried egg, and melted cheese” on toasted challah bread. [Midtown Lunch]

Sunset Park: A “jungle-themed dance club” and restaurant named Jaguars will soon grace 225 47th Street, near Second Avenue. [Brownstoner]

West Village Spanish Harlem: The recently opened Joy Burger Bar is now serving liquor. [Fork in the Road/VV]

Williamsburg: Trophy Bar is throwing a rager for Japan. This Saturday from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m., the bar will host “A Dance for Japan,” which promises D.J. jams, $3 beer, and tasty raffle prizes like a Maharlika brunch, a four-course dinner for two at Le Comptour, or $100 dollars’ worth of ice cream from Emack and Bolios. The party costs $10 at the door, raffle ticket included. [Grub Street]

Koi and Trophy Bar Help Japan; Five Guys Comes to Cobble Hill