1) Carroll Gardens: Fork in the Road reports that Diego, a Mexican restaurant that was previously rumored to be from Dos Caminos' Ivy Stark though since refuted, was expected to open for dinner last night with lunch coming in the next two weeks. The cocktail menu, consisting only of tequila and mezcal drinks, was created by Abigail Gullo of Fort Defiance. Status: Unclear, no answer to calls, no early reports. 305 Smith St., Carroll Gardens, 718-643-3293.
2) Park Slope: NYDrinker brings the good news of the rebirth of Freddy's Bar. The new location is larger and with more taps but the booths and tables made it over from the original place. Status: Certified open; 627 5th Ave., Park Slope, 718 768-8131.
3) East Village: EV Grieve brings word of Nicky's Pho, a second East Village outpost of Nicky's Vietnamese Sandwiches. Status: Certified open; 213 E. 4th St., 212-253-6300.
4) Midtown: From Midtown Lunch comes a reminder that Dorie Greenspan’s Cookiebar pop-up opens up today at Mizu and will be open only through this Friday. Status: Certified open; 505 Park Ave.