Wall & Water Launches Brunch; Organic Italian Coming to Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill: Organic Italian restaurant Verde will open on April 5 at 216 Smith Street (near Butler Street). [BococaLand]


Clinton Hill: A new Vietnamese sandwich shop called Tigerlily is set to open its doors soon at the corner of Greene and Classon Avenues. [Local/NYT]


East Village: Back Forty is teaming up with Saxelby Cheesemongers and Chelsea Brewing Company to host an evening of spring cheeses and new beers. The cost is $55 per person, and reservations are available by calling 212-388-1990. [Grub Street]


Financial District: On Easter Sunday, Wall & Water debuts its brunch menu, which includes a raw bar, eggs Benedictine, and seared Hudson Valley foie gras. [Grub Street]


Explore the eateries of lower Manhattan with the Alliance for Downtown New York's walking-food-tour series, which resumes Saturday, April 10. To purchase tickets, visit the Alliance's website. [Grub Street]

Greenpoint: Nuts, soups, baked goods, and sauces will be for sale at the Greenpoint Food Market's Spring Awakening on April 10. [Greenpointers]


Midtown: Austrian chocolatier Demel has closed its shop in the concourse of the Plaza, its only U.S. location. [Midtown Lunch]


Murray Hill: Vino Fine Wine and Spirits now carries international labels. To celebrate, the shop is hosting free tastings (with more than twenty different bottles to try) on April 1 and 2 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. [Grub Street]


Soho: Savoy's Peter Hoffman will welcome spring with a four-course shad dinner and a reading from John McPhee's The Founding Fish on April 14. The cost is $95. Call 212-219-8570 for reservations. [Grub Street]


West Village: Julius is now serving up egg creams (with your choice of Baileys, Kahlua, or vanilla vodka). [Jeremiah's Vanishing New York]


Williamsburg Pizza joint Carmines II is coming soon (with a garden) to 436 Union Avenue (near Metropolitan Avenue). [NY Shitty]