Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Opening on UES; 7-Eleven Planning 100-Plus NYC Stores

7-Eleven plans to open 114 new Manhattan stores over the next five years, much to the chagrin of bodega owners. [Daily Intel]

Condé Nast Traveler just released its 2012 Hot List, which includes New York restuarants Tertulia, Fatty ‘Cue, the Dutch and Isa. [Grub Street]

Perilla is turning five next month and to celebrate, chef Harold Dieterle will create a exclusive four-course meal featuring artisanal meats from Iowa’s famed La Quercia. Call for reservations. [Grub Street]

• BBQ joint Brother Jimmy’s has launched “Tweet 4 Meat,” their new social media campaign. New @BrotherJimmys followers have a chance to win free entrées for an entire year. [Grub Street]

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is opening their first Upper East location on 83rd Street and 3rd Avenue. The new coffee house will be Manhattan’s first with a custom tea and coffee cellar, featuring over 100 teas and coffees. [Grub Street]

Merchants NY cigar bar is upgrading: The Upper East smoke-haven has a brand new steakhouse menu, over 30 new hand-crafted cocktails and a redesigned interior. [Grub Street]

Culturefix is celebrating National Pigs in a Blanket Day (it’s a thing!) on April 24 by hosting a six-course, themed tasting menu featuring oysters, lobster, and of course, pigs in a blanket. Tickets are $100 per guest and available here. [Culturefix]

• The upcoming Mile End cookbook, scheduled for a September release, will be split into two parts: DIY deli — like curing, smoking, and pickling — and “Two the Table,” featuring recipes for side dishes, desserts and serving instructions. [Jewish Daily Forward]

Bocce’s Bakery, the organic dog-treat company, has released a lobster-roll-flavored biscuit for pups craving the New England classic. [Grub Street]

• Twelve more restaurants have been added to the Great GoogaMooga’s stable of vendors, including Dinosaur BBQ, Crif Dogs, Pok Pok Wings and more. [Grub Street]

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Opening on UES; 7-Eleven Planning 100-Plus NYC Stores