British gastropub The Shakespeare at the William in Midtown launches a "Much Ado About Nothing" on Friday afternoons with $9 cocktails on their garden terrace. Beginning at the Summer Friday-friendly hour of 3:30 p.m. and running until 6:30 p.m., sip on British-inspired cocktails made with things like Pimm's and Brockmans Gin.

Elsewhere in gastropubs, Cheery new West Village spot The Spaniard has debuted its brunch, which includes plenty of toasts (lobster, lox, avocado and egg) and breads like Banana Nut Loaf and Lemon Poppyseed Loaf. Larger dishes include classic brunch dishes like Eggs Benedict ($16) and a Sausage, Egg & Cheese ($12) on a biscuit, plus Mexican-inspired entrees like Chilaquiles ($16) and Huevos Ahogados ($15) with tomato salsa, avocado, jalapeno, cilantro and sunny side up eggs.

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Matcha spot CHALAIT opened up a new cafe in Hudson Square where they're whisking up "farm-to-cup" matcha lattes and matcha hot chocolates. Additionally, they've got a full lineup of healthful foods including a Mixed Grain Porridge ($9) with toasted hazelnuts and dates; a Kyoto Salmon Bowl ($14) with veggies, quinoa, farro and nori; and a Harissa Turkey Sandwich ($12) with fontina, arugula and green harissa. They also offer a full new pastry program featuring matcha sesame cookies, chocolate beet muffins, white sesame and ginger bundt cakes, and mandarin thyme olive oil bundt cakes.

It's the final weekend for Nolita's Public, which will depart the neighborhood after 14 years on Elizabeth Street. For one last hurrah, stop by before closing on Saturday evening for chef Brad Farmerie signature dishes including Smoked Kangaroo Carpaccio, Fried Oysters in Shiso Leaves, Herby Lentil Salad, and Grilled Scallops with Sweet Chili Sauce. Reservations can be made through OpenTable or by calling 212-343-7011.