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Bollywood Theater’s New Drinks Menu; Nonna’s New Weekend Brunch

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Dina Avila

B&T OYSTER BARTrent Pierce's B&T Oyster Bar is expanding its happy hour hours and offering discounts on plenty of eats and drinks. Starting now, all of the seafood joint's oysters on the half-shell are half-off, as are oyster and wine by the glass (or bottle) pairings. And the happy hour menu discounts extend to Pierce's seaweed Caesar salads, squid salads, fish sandwiches and king crab hand rolls, all of which (almost) get the half-off discount treatment, too. B&T's extended happy hour runs from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, with late night offerings on Friday and Saturdays from 10 p.m. to close.

BOLLYWOOD THEATER—With the help of Bull in China's Daniel Osborne and Lucas Plant, Troy MacLarty's Bollywood Theater has just launched its summer cocktail program which takes advantage of Indian flavors and spices like tamarind, garam masala and cardamom. Now diners can pair their pork vindaloo and coconut curry with sippers like the Indian Summer (Plymouth gin, watermelon water, garam masala, mint), the Kali Cooler (DL Franklin vodka, hibiscus-cardamom shrub, lemon, soda)  and the Bollywood Shandy (whiskey, tamarind, jaggery, lime and Kingfisher beer). The trio also plans on rolling out in the coming weeks a bottled Aperol spritzer-like beverage using sherry in lieu of Aperol.

NONNA—It quietly rolled out just in time for Mother's Day, but now Nonna's new Saturday and Sunday brunch program is in full effect—and just in time for Father's Day. Owner Dayna McErlean says brunchers should expect meat and cheese picnic boards, daily skillet-griddled pancakes, egg and pepper sandwiches, and lemon ricotta beignets, as well as a roster of classic brunch cocktails like mimosas, screwdrivers and Bloody Marys, and signature offerings including a pair of boozy spritzers and what the bar staff's calling a Terrible Sunrise (tequila, grapefruit, Campari and a splash of soda). Weekend brunches run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays.