1) Upper East Side: Zagat Buzz brings word that the new Upper East Side gastopubJones Wood Foundry has soft opened, serving beer and wine along with a selection of light, cold food. The weren't able to secure a full liquor license but they'll have beer and wine cocktails to make up for it. According to the Twitter, feedback so far has been positive. Status: Certified soft open; 401 E 76th St., 212-249-2700.
2) West Village: Fork in the Road reports that the Sixth Avenue branch of Harlem restaurant Joy Burger Bar is now open. They're open seven days a week from 11 AM to midnight and customization is the name of the game here, with three patty sizes and 12 sauces to form combinations from. Status: Certified open; 361 Sixth Ave., 212-414-9500.
3) Nolita: From PR comes news that Billy's Bakery has opened their newest location, this one in Nolita. To celebrate, they're holding a special happy hour today from 4 to 6 PM where they'll roll back the prices on their classic chocolate or yellow daisy cupcake to the 1940s - $0.40 (limit one per person). Status: Opens today; 268 Elizabeth St., 212-219-9956.
4) Bushwick: A tipster writes in to tell us that Arancini Bros, who've been serving up Sicilian rice balls at the Hester Street Fair, have opened up a brick and mortar location at The Wreck Room. Status: Certified open; 940 Flushing Ave., Bushwick.