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Massive Beer and Pizza Brewpub Hits Downtown Brooklyn This Week

Plus, a new happy hour with dumplings

Circa Brewing Co. Circa Brewing Co./Facebook

Downtown Brooklyn gets a brewpub this week

Come Wednesday, July 26, brewpub Circa Brewing Co. will open in downtown Brooklyn at 141 Lawrence Street with its own beer and wood-fired pizzas. A Sixpoint Brewery alum is behind the beer, which is made in the 6,000-square-foot space. Cocktails and small plates round out the experience. Stay tuned for more.

Nomad cafe gets into the grocery game

Nomad’s Blank Slate Coffee + Kitchen is opening a 600-square-foot high-end market at 121 Madison Avenue. Called Blank Slate Gourmet Market, it’ll have Pat La Frieda meat, Black Seed Bagels, and more upscale name brands.

Pinch Chinese debuts dumpling happy hour

Soho dumpling shop Pinch Chinese (177 Prince Street) has added happy hour weekdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the bar and lounge. Any three dumplings and a cocktail go for $15, which considering cocktails are $14 alone, is a decent price break.

Semilla chef returns

After a four-month hiatus, chef José Ramírez-Ruiz, of the now-closed Semilla, is back in the kitchen again for allegedly one night only at La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels (249 Centre Street). It’s part of the French restaurant’s “Chef Mixtape” pop-up series. On Wednesday, July 26, Ramírez-Ruiz will predictably make a vegetable-heavy menu of dishes such as shrimp-stuffed fried zucchini blossoms, corn bread with grilled octopus slices, and more. Email to reserve.

A Michelin star-powered vegetable pop-up

Chefs Laurent Gras and Seamus Mullen (Tertulia) are teaming up with Aldea chef-owner George Mendes for a summer dinner flush with vegetables. It’s an $85, five-course meal on Monday, July 31 with dishes like charred and cured summer zucchini and yellow corn pasteis de nata. See the full menu and reserve here.

Indian sweets via Houston

Start the week on a sweet note, with this Indian candy shop in Houston: