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Cool Bar With a Cheesy Pedigree in Carroll Gardens; Terroir Set to Open

Astoria: Ovelia’s another stellar, cheap brunch option with a mix of Greek and American cooking: “Think French toast stuffed with Greek yogurt and honey or pancakes paired with homemade sausage — made from a family recipe.” [Foodista] Brooklyn: Domino's has started a marketing campaign that "offers speech lessons to Brooklynites who want to rid themselves of ‘annoying, fake’ accents" meant to appeal to "male college students across the country," and the borough is pissed. [NYDN] Carroll Gardens: The owners of Smith & Vine and Stinky Brooklyn are opening a bar-cum-café called the Jake Walk at 282 Smith Street this Friday. [NYS] East Village: Terroir opens tonight. [NYT] West Village: Mama’s Mudsliders’ beignets filled with chocolate cream "are light, ungreasy, deep-fried dough balls of delight." [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch]

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Carroll Gardens Imports the Scottish Lowlands

Brooklyn’s beer and bourbon connoisseurs have their headquarters: Bierkraft and LaNell’s, respectively. But where does the single-malt scotch enthusiast go to peruse lowland whiskies and talk piney finishes and peaty aromas? Starting today, Smith and Vine, the Carroll Gardens wine store owned by Patrick Watson and Michele Pravda. They’ve moved down the block, more than doubling their space and establishing one of the city’s biggest single-malt-scotch collection, with between 50 and 80 labels. Stinky, the cheese shop Watson and Pravda opened in the fall, is staying put. We’re just disappointed Smith and Vine hasn’t been renamed Drunky. Smith and Vine, 268 Smith St., nr. Degraw St., Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn; 718-243-2864. Correction, Jan. 30, 2007: Smith and Vine was originally misidentified as being in Park Slope.

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