Bricola Opens in Hell’s Kitchen; Zagat’s ‘30 Under 30’

• Japanese restaurant Nippon is closing down, following in the footsteps of Ramen Kuidouraku, the previous tenant of 121 Ludlow St. [Bowery Boogie]

• Okay, so we’re a little late on 4/20 news, but this was too good not to mention: A 24-hour marijuana vending machine has been created and is primed for release by dispensaries in California. [Gawker]

• Pretzelmaker wants you to celebrate National Pretzel Day by visiting its Herald Square or Port Authority locations for a free twisted treat on Thursday. The national chain is giving away pretzels all day. [Grub Street]

• Noma, a.k.a. the twice-voted best restaurant in the world, will transport its delicious culinary acumen from its home in Copenhagen to Claridge’s of London. For ten days this summer, Noma chef René Redzepi will create five-course meals using seasonal British ingredients. [Claridge’s]

• The minds behind West Village’s Aria Wine Bar have opened up a new spot in Hell’s Kitchen. Bricola will offer Italian-centric wines and a bevy of small dishes, though good luck grabbing a chair in a space that barely holds a dozen seats. [Zagat]

• Zagat released their second-annual “30 Under 30” list this morning, giving readers a rundown of New York’s hottest “young chefs, mixologists, sommeliers, entrepreneurs and restaurateurs.” Find a date Take a peek here. [Zagat]

Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan will host Good Dairy on Wednesday, an event centered around every decadent dairy product the magazines have recently featured. Cocktails, beer, and wine will also be provided to pair with cheese, milk, ice cream, and more. Tickets are $25 per stomach and can be purchased here. [Grub Street]

Ngam is offering 30 percent off all wine every Monday, which — we’re told — should pair nicely with chef Hong Thaimee’s signature green-papaya pad Thai. [Grub Street]

• Bar staple Beauty & Essex announced they’re sponsoring a Manhattan little-league team. [BeautyandEssex/Twitter]

• The TRASHed Recycle store is part of the Great Recycle Project, a green program that offers prizes like gift certificates, gym memberships, bicycles, and more to anyone donating empty cans or bottles. The project comes to Times Square next Monday, when they’ll erect at 30-foot receptacle to accept your recyclables. [Grub Street]

• Deal alert: 5 Napkin Burger’s latest 14th Street location is launching a Slider Happy Hour, offering guests $2 sliders, 50-cent wings, $4 beers and $5 wines from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. [Grub Street]

• The Bon Appétit Grub Crawl is coming to Brooklyn this summer, from June 1 to 3. The pub crawl-meets-food festival will take guests on multiple stops per day, with an eye for exploring the borough’s artisanal-food universe. Tickets are priced variably and can be found here. [Grub Street]

Bricola Opens in Hell’s Kitchen; Zagat’s ‘30 Under 30’