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Zona Rosa Gets Ready to Open; Happy Hour at 83 1/2

UPPER EAST SIDE ? UES Italian restaurant 83 1/2 has launched happy hour, offering half off wines by the glass, cocktails, and beers. The deal runs Tuesday through Sunday, 4 to 7 p.m. [EaterWire]

EAST VILLAGE ? Coming 24-hour East Village biscuit shop Empire Biscuit is doing a pop-up at Webster Hall tonight starting at 9 p.m. The restaurant, by a pair of former Bouley waiters, could open within the next five to six weeks, and launched a Kickstarter campaign this week. [EaterWire]

FERRAN ADRIA WIRE ? Has elBulli and especially chef Ferran Adrià had a "catastrophic effect on the younger generation of chefs?" Yes, says British food writer Fuchsia Dunlop, prompting Eater National to take a look at the various points of view of Adrià's influence, both pro and con. [Eater National]

WILLIAMSBURG ? The team from Mesa Coyoacan is getting set to open their restaurant Zona Rosa in the Airstream and garden at the corner of Metropolitan and Lorimer Street. The tacos-and-margaritas restaurant was announced last January, and will finally open on July 24. [EaterWire]

83 1/2

345 E. 83rd St., New York, NY