Otarian Comes From the Land Down Under; Locanda Verde Redoes Drinks

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East Village: A new bar has finally set its sights on the spot that held the Raven Caf before it was destroyed by a fire in 2006. [EV Grieve]
Midtown East: The Oak Room is celebrating the snow by serving hot chocolate in fifteen-ounce to-go thermoses. Ten percent of the proceeds will go to the Central Park Conservancy. [Grub Street]
Red Hook: The corner of Ninth and Smith, formerly the site of an Uncle Louie Gs, will soon house Il Cuntuccio Brick Oven Pizza. [Pardon Me for Asking]

Tribeca: On Monday, Locanda Verde launches a cocktail list by Bobo mixologist Naren Young. [Tasting Table]
West Village: Final preparations on Otarian, a vegetarian fast-food chain from Australia, look to be wrapping up as the eatery gets ready to open its first East Coast outpost on Bleecker Street. [Bowery Boogie]