• There's been confirmation that the Red Hook ball field vendors will be starting their season on April 28th. We're keeping our fingers crossed for warmer weather by then. [via Porkchop Express]
  • Jean Georges Vongerichten is in the process of transforming 66 from upscale Chinese to (presumably) upscale Japanese, with an emphasis on soba noodles. Once the metamorphosis is complete, it will be known as Matsu Gen. [via NYT]
  • Crif Dogs is opening a "secret" bar next door to its current space. Reportedly, it will only be accessible via Crif Dogs' telephone booth, and drinks will be designed by mixologist Jim Meehan. The name? PDT -- which stands for Please Don't Tell. [via Eater, F&W]
  • After a false start or two, Mercat is finally open. They're serving tapas from the Catalan region of Spain with an all-Spanish wine list to match. [via RG]