Pies-N-Thighs Shows Signs of Life; Park Slope’s Hidden Restaurant

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Lower East Side: Construction at Veselka Bowery has finally begun at 11 E. 1st Street, though the project won’t be finished for at least seven months. [Eater NY]
Fort Greene: The Greene Grape is the only store in New York that carries the organic Entusiasmo di Palazzetto Ardi from Veneto, Italy. [Local/NYT]
Greenpoint: Cathy Erway will read from The Art of Eating In and serve crostini at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Word. [Brooklyn Based]
Park Slope: A new hidden restaurant called Benchmark, described as “New American, a little Italian, a little Austrian,” has been discovered behind the local haunt Loki Lounge. [Brownstoner]
Williamsburg: It looks like the much-anticipated second coming of the hole-in-the-wall Pies-N-Thighs might actually be opening soon. [Free Williamsburg]