— Rooftop season is coming on strong, and chef Dale Talde (Talde, Atlantic Social) is adding his contribution next Friday, April 21. Located at the Arlo NoMad Hotel, The Heights will have Empire State Building views and an AvroKo design, with a glass-floor primed for photo opps. Most important, Talde put together an affordable menu of Detroit-style pizza, salads, and sandwiches ($13 to $20), so this is a rooftop where you can actually afford to eat. Of course, there are cocktails, too, inspired by NYC neighborhoods.
Hours will be Sunday through Thursday from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m., and Friday and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 1 a.m. Interestingly, there’s a popular Columbia bar of the same name, but that doesn’t seem to be stopping this version of The Heights yet.
— Some Chelsea Market tenants remain closed after a gas leak earlier this week. The market still has no timeline for a reopening.
— Boozy ice cream with the same ABV as a standard beer (5 percent) is coming to Gramercy. Tipsy Scoop will open at 217 E. 26th St. on May 7, with ice cream flavors like dark chocolate whiskey salted caramel, spiked hazelnut coffee, and strawberry rhubarb bourbon.
— Boerum Hill’s Grand Army bar has a stunty new cocktail menu, devoted to all things Gilmore Girls. Drinks include “The Hep Alien,” named for Lane’s cover band, with Spanish gin, size, arugula, and lime, or the “Late Night at Luke’s” with Amburana-aged cachaça, bruto Americano, and sweet vermouth.
— Che Cafe has opened at 86 E. 7th St., and all that’s on the menu are “chechenitas.” That’s the owner’s word for empanada pouches, or circular fried dough filled with things like cheesesteak, a vegetable medley, and more. See the full menu here.
— Fornino, the pizza-centric brand founded by chef and restaurateur Michael Ayoub, re-opens its Brooklyn Bridge Park location for the season this Saturday with rooftop seating and views of the Statue of Liberty. The local chain has a second Williamsburg location in the works.
— Last, a sweet treat for this weekend’s warm days: