LOWER EAST SIDE — Cafecito turns nine-years-old on February 6, and to celebrate, they're throwing a party with a live band, food deals, and $5 drinks. [EaterWire]
THE FLATIRON — Because of the great weather, Birreria on top of Eataly cracked their sky roof open. Enjoy the al fresco action while you can. [Twitter]
RUMORMONGERING — Eater Boston heard a rumor that Fatty Crab was expanding to the area. A Fatty rep writes in: "While Boston is in our wheelhouse of expansion considerations, there is nothing in the works at this time."
LAWSUITS — A group of restaurant workers is suing Darden, the company that owns The Capital Grille, for racial discrimination and violating labor laws. The group also claims that the management forced employees to work without pay or breaks, and that management forced tipped employees to share their tips with non-tipped workers. [Reuters via Eater National]