Empellón Cocina Taking Reservations for Next Week; Make Pasta With Nikki Cascone on Valentine’s Day

East Village: Good news, people who love pizza (a.k.a., everyone): Famed shop L'asso launches its brunch menu this weekend, featuring any entrée with a mimosa, coffee, or orange juice for just $16. [Grub Street]
Empellón Cocina, Alex Stupak's second Empellón location, is now taking reservations for Tuesday onward — at least according to OpenTable. [Grub Street]
Greenwich Village: Or, you and your significant other can enjoy a heart-shaped pizza, a salad for two, and some wine for $50 at Pizza Roma. [Grub Street]

Kips Bay: Winston's Champagne Bar has launched a food and caviar menu designed to complement their vast selection of Champagne. [Grub Street]
Lincoln Square: During next week's Fashion Week, a number of Lincoln Square restaurants (evidently that's a neighborhood now) — including Bouchon Bakery, Lincoln Ristorante, Nanoosh, and Gastroarte Restaurante — will offer special deals for the "Fashion Plate Prix Fixe." [Grub Street]
Meatpacking District: The Standard Grill has expanded its list of daily specials, including whole-roasted fish on Wednesdays, suckling pig confit on Thursdays, and classic buttermilk-fried chicken on Sundays. [Grub Street]
Soho: Need Valentine's Day plans? Red Hook Hospitality hosts a "Hands On" pasta-making class for couples or a group, led by Chef Nikki Cascone of Top Chef fame, where you'll enjoy pasta, salads, Champagne, and more. Tickets are $175. Call 646-801-0578 for group rates. [Grub Street]
West Village: Spasso launches an aperitivi program on Monday. Running 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily, it will feature $10 specialty cocktails and small bites for $2 to $5. [Grub Street]