End-of-Prohibition Party at Employees Only; Late-Night Noodle Bar for Williamsburg

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Little Italy: The Italian speakeasy we mentioned called My Little Secret soft-opens Thursday. [UD]
Midtown East: Redemption bar hosts a Happy Effen Holidays party December 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. when you can show your business card to get a free Effen vodka cocktail. The unemployed get no love. [Grub Street]
The newest Five Guys opened at on Third Avenue, near 43rd Street, and features a unique setup that makes the lunch rush move smoothly. [Midtown Lunch]
Park Slope: Brooklyn Reading Works hosts a food-writer panel called Feast on December 10 at 8 p.m. at the Old Stone House. Writers include Peter Catapano, Ame Gilbert, and Nancy Garfinkel and a $10 donation goes Helping Hands Food Pantry. [Grub Street]

West Village: Employees Only celebrates the end of Prohibition Tuesday through Sunday with a special cocktail menu and coffin cakes for dessert that signify the death of the unbearable law. [Grub Street]
Williamsburg: M Shanghai Bistro opened M Noodle Bar last week at 549 Metropolitan Avenue; the noodle bar opens daily from noon to 6 a.m. [Eater]