1) Greenpoint: Owner Martin Cyran has transformed his parents' shuttered Polish restaurant Happy End into The Brew Inn, which opens tonight. The focus is on New York beers, and according to Fork in the Road there are 30 on tap, available in pints or growlers. The menu from Amy Cunningham, a vet of Miami's beloved Yardbird, is a mix of Polish and Southern bar food, ranging from a shrimp po' boy to pierogies. This weekend and next, this is also where Jeff McInnis will preview his upcoming East Village restaurant Root & Bone. Status: Opening Tonight. 924 Manhattan Ave., 718-576-3345.
2) Bed-Stuy: The team behind a host of Southern-style Brooklyn spots, including Peaches, Marietta, The Smoke Joint, and Little Brother BBQ have reopened their Bed-Stuy coffee shop The Pantry as a second outpost of Little Brother. Zagat reports that this Little Brother will keep its early morning cafe hours, but will now serve the same menu of barbecue sandwiches and sides, plus local, German and Belgian beers until 10 p.m. Status: Certified Open. 409 Lewis Ave., 718-942-4162.
3) Cobble Hill: The new Brooklyn outpost of East Village pizzeria Luzzo's is now open, with a grand opening celebration planned for tonight. The menu is similar to the one at the original Luzzo's, with a long list of coal-fired Neapolitan pizzas, plus pastas, salads, and antipasti. DNAinfo reports that it will also offer the same "aperitivo Italiano" happy hour as the Manhattan locations, with a complimentary buffet of pizza, pasta, and salad from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays. Status: Certified Open. 145 Atlantic Ave., 718-855-6400.
4) Harlem: A massive Harlem-themed Red Lobster has opened up right next to the iconic Apollo Theater. The menu is no different than any other location, but it has with a bar with a velvet-lined ceiling, artwork by Harlem artists, and a playlist curated by the staff of the Apollo. Status: Certified Open. 261-267 W. 125th St., 212-280-1930.
5) Midtown: The long-awaited Bryant Park outpost of Parisian import Maison Kayser is now open. The cafe, which is the fourth NYC location for the chain, serves the same menu of breads, pastries, and lunch items like salads and sandwiches. Another outpost near Columbus Circle opened a few weeks ago. Status: Certified Open. 8 W 40th St, 212-354-2300.
6) Lower East Side: After teasing the Lower East Side with an elaborate fabricated origin story over two years ago, restaurant/club Louie and Chan
finally opens tonight. Bowery Boogie reports that it's been entertaining select guests since September, but hasn't yet opened its doors to the public. Per Time Out, the interior is "Venetian plaster, chinoiserie accents, marble tabletops and Buddha statues" while the menu is comprised of pizzas and Southern Italian dishes. A basement bar, The 303, will open in a few weeks. Status: Opening Tonight. 303 Broome St., 212-837-2816. UPDATE: Louie and Chan soft opens for friends and family tonight, and will open to the public this Saturday.
7) Williamsburg: Some of the owners of Prospect Heights bar Weather Up have quietly opened a little cocktail bar called Featherweight off of the restaurant Sweet Science. The menu includes cocktails like the "Witches Brew," with jujube-infused gin, and Gran Classico. Grub Street reports that the entrance is tucked away beneath a giant mural of a boxer. Status: Certified Open. 135 Graham Ave., 202-907-3372.
8) Greenwich Village: Ribalta has launched a pizza school in partnership with La Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli. It starts with recreational classes taught by chef/owner Pasquale Cozzolino, and will begin offering a professional training program in December. The first class, "Neapolitan Pizza at Home," is on November 16 for $110 per person. 48 East 12th St. For reservations call 212-777-7781.