Neighborhood Watch

New Happy Hour Menu at Maialino; Eddie Huang Signs Book Deal

Chelsea: Artichoke Basille plans to serve liquor! Community board down, SLA to go. [DNA Info]

East Village: Teriyaki Boy closed. [EV Grieve]

Flatiron: Beloved old-timer Crossroads Wine & Liquor at 55 West 14th Street is officially closed and they have been forced to vacate. [Fork in the Road/VV]

Gramercy:: Maialino will start offering a new summer happy-hour menu, full of pizza, meatballs, Italian beer, and other snacks. The menu will be available every weekday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., starting next Wednesday, June 8. [Grub Street]

Lower East Side: New Roma Pizza at 116 Delancey closed. [Bowery Boogie]

Baohaus chef Eddie Huang signed a book deal with Random House and is writing a “memoir of food, family and the Asian-American dream,” with the working title Fresh Off the Boat (same as his blog). [Eater]

Midtown: Bread & olive has been rebranded Karam under new management, but all remains the same inside. [Midtown Lunch]

Rickshaw Dumpling opened a second brick-and-mortar location at 459 Lexington Avenue. [NYT]

Cer Té premieres the “Chubby Porky” (blogger Chubby Chinese Girl’s sandwich challenge winner) on Monday. [Chubby Chinese Girl]

Prospect Heights: New made-from-scratch ice-cream shop Ample Hills Creamery at 623 Vanderbilt Avenue ran out of ice cream after just four days! They’re scrambling to make more and hope to reopen by Tuesday. [City Room/NYT]

Upper West Side:: Havana Central’s uptown location is giving guests a chance
to join Food Network star Daisy Martinez for a two-hour cooking demonstration next Wednesday, June 8, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The $75 event includes tapas, dessert, and seasonal drinks; reservations can be made here. [Grub Street]

West Village: Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan Mackinnon Patterson, wine director and chef (respectively) of Colorodo’s Frasca Food and Wine, will show New Yorkers why they have a James Beard Award by taking over Gottino on Wednesday, June 15. The duo will host four “pop-up dinners” throughout the evening (5 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m., and 9:30 p.m.). Seats at one of the three-course meals cost $74; reservations can be made by calling 212-633-2590. [Grub Street]

Williamsburg: Le Comptoir is entering the oyster-happy-hour scene by launching one of their own. Every day from 5 to 8 p.m., customers throughout the restaurant can enjoy $1 oysters and/or a $10 special that pairs three oysters with a glass of wine. [Grub Street]

New Happy Hour Menu at Maialino; Eddie Huang Signs Book Deal