Van Leeuwen Gets Grounded; New Coffee Shop in Bushwick

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Bushwick: A little local coffee joint has sprung up in the form of Little Skips, which will offer fair-trade coffee, house-blended teas, and small plates and desserts from Ceci-Cela. [BushwichBK]
East Village: Back Forty will offer a special four-course dinner on March 9, centering around the Alsatian favorite choucroute, paired with Captain Lawrence beers. Captain Lawrences brewer, Scott Vaccaro, will be on hand that night to answer questions. [Grub Street]
Financial District: Bridge Caf is hosting Texas Independence day starting March 2. Texans and Texas wannabes are invited to celebrate all week and enjoy specials like Chef Kunsts Frito Pie. [Grub Street]
Greenpoint: Ice-cream truck Van Leeuwen opens a stationary shop this Saturday. [Fork in the Road/VV]