Crown Heights: Allison Kave of First Prize Pies and Keavy Blueher of Kumquat Cupcakery have finally opened their bakery and cocktail spot Butter & Scotch. Most of the menu is focused on sugar and booze, but there are a few savory treats like a BLT on a biscuit to help stave off the inevitable hangover. Status: Certified open. 818 Franklin Avenue, 347-350-8899.
Crown Heights: Manhattanville Coffee from Harlem opened its first Brooklyn location recently, notes DNAinfo. The space is designed for freelancers to settle in for a while and work. There are freshly sharpened pencils at tables, lots of outlets, and couches for groups. Co-owner Jack Gold said: "We want people to get this feeling of ‘Hey, it's OK to hang out here and work.' We want you to be here and work and be creative." Coffee comes from Intelligentsia and pastries are local. Status: Certified open. 167 Rogers Avenue.
Windsor Terrace: Elk is a new family-focused cafe, notes DNAinfo. There are sing-alongs by the fireplace and come summer, there are plans for kids' activities in the backyard. For the adults, there's coffee from Stumptown and sandwiches from Branaccio's Food Shop, plus pastries from Colson. Status: Certified open. 154 Prospect Park Southwest, 718-853-5500.
Hell's Kitchen: South American steakhouse K*Rico opened in January serving several steaks like a skirt cut with chimichurri, a 20 oz. ribeye, and la parrillada mixta, a mix grill plate for two with skirt steak, pork belly, blood sausage, and more. There are also a few salads and seafood dish. Status: Certified open. 772 Ninth Avenue, 212-757-9393.
East Village: C & B opened recently in the old Korzo Haus space, reports EV Grieve. There cafe is serving Toby's Estate Coffee as well as some soups, sandwiches, and egg dishes. Status: Certified open. Status: Certified open. 178 East 7th Street.