WILLIAMSBURG— Breaking plywood news from Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Paper reports that Caracas Arepas Bar is expanding to Williamsburg. It opens on Monday at Grand between Havemeyer and Roebling, about equidistant from the Bedford and Lorimer L stops. [BP]
SOHO— Boqueria Soho is now open for lunch and brunch every day, beginning at nooon.
SOHO— From now on, Serge Becker's Cafe Select will be fondue-only on Sundays. That's right: Soho has gone from zero to two fondue spots in the span of a week. [UD]
WEST VILLAGE— And another recession special, this time with no time restrictions: West 12th St.'s Jarnac now offers a 3 course $35 prix fixe, good until the end of January. [EaterWire]