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August 2018 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

The team from Baker’s Pizza in the East Village has opened Baker’s Pizza + Espresso in Hell's Kitchen. On offer are Stumptown Coffee, Underwest Donuts and a breakfast pizza in the morning, and slices and espresso all day long. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily. Baker’s Pizza + Espresso, 754 10th Ave., New York, NY 10019, 917-262-0722.
 
Owned by Jared Male, a veteran of Hill Country Barbecue, Randall’s Barbecue serves traditional barbecue as well as selections with a Lower East Side twist. In addition to brisket and ribs, the menu features chopped chicken livers, homemade pastrami and sandwiches on Kossar’s bialys. Randall’s Barbecue, 359 Grand St., New York, NY 10002, 646-692-9980.
 
Rip’s Malt Shop serves vegan burgers and more Everything is vegan on the menu at Allison and Matt Robicelli's Rip’s Malt Shop in Brooklyn, but that doesn't mean it's healthy. Inspired by the classic American five-and-dime, the spot serves meatless takes on comfort food like burgers, hot dogs and chopped cheese sandwiches. Lunch & Dinner daily. Rip’s Malt Shop, 10 Clermont Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205, 347-689-9009.
 
The Braised Shop has opened in the East Village. The small 12-seat restaurant features the Taiwanese dish luwei, where ingredients get braised in a broth. Options include pork belly, beef, fish fillet, broccoli, corn and more. The Braised Shop, 241 E. 10th St., New York, NY 10003, 646-863-3200.
 
Bartenders formerly of the Lower East Side’s Bar Moga have opened Kill Devil House of Dark Spirits. This Williamsburg bar has more than 125 different rums on offer. Kill Devil House of Dark Spirits, 292 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11249, 347-599-0822.
 
Owner Paulie Giannone of Paulie Gee's pizza is opening Paulie Gee's Slice Shop, a project that has been in the works since 2016. The old-school New York slice joint will serve pizzas topped with Mike's Hot Honey, mozzarella, lemon-whipped ricotta, garlic, roasted onion and basil, as well as vegan options. Look for a late August debut. Paulie Gee's Slice Shop, 110 Franklin St., Brooklyn, NY 11222, no phone.
 
Chef Joe LoNigro and owner Dan Mezzalingua have named Brine Chicken, their fast-casual restaurant in Chelsea, after the technique they use to prepare the chicken. After an overnight brine the antibiotic-free chickens are roasted, and then the birds are finished with a blackened chili-honey-garlic glaze. Lunch & Dinner daily. Brine Chicken, 106 8th Ave., New York, NY 10011, 646-599-1660.
 
Located in Astoria, the cocktail bar Adriaen Block features drinks with and without CBD (the trendy non-psychoactive compound found in marijuana). The menu includes burgers and Faroe Island salmon with hickory-molasses glaze, plus desserts with the option of adding whipped cream with CBD. Adriaen Block, 19-33 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria, NY 11105, 718-606-1391.
 
Ume in Brooklyn offers a "deconstructed omakase" meal, where diners put together their own selection of fish, seafood and vegetables from chef Song Dong Zhang. The menu features fish "aged" through vinegar or saké-based aging. More than fifteen kinds of salts are available, too. Lunch & Dinner daily. Ume, 237 Kent Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11249, 646-926-1425.
 
Husband-and-wife team Key Kim and Mihyun Han are the owners of Hwaban, which showcases modern Korean food in Gramercy. The menu features shrimp and scallop crudo, gochujang-braised chicken with root vegetables, and kimchi stew with pork belly. Hwaban, 55 W. 19th St., New York, NY 10011, 917-261-2020.
 
Dan dan noodles, pork pot stickers, beef short ribs with pineapple, and Sichuan roasted baby cabbage are some of the dishes on offer at Hao Noodle, which emphasizes the cuisine of Shanghai. This is the second NYC spot from Zhu (Julia) Rong, the owner of Hao Noodle and Tea. Lunch & Dinner daily. Hao Noodle, 343 W. 14th St., New York, NY 10014, 646-882-0059.
 
Slated to open in August is Sall Restaurant and Lounge. Husband-and-wife owners Isabella Nartey and Demba Sall have tasked chef Jamell Williams with running the seafood-focused kitchen. The menu will feature lowcountry shrimp and grits, lobster roll sliders and oyster poutine. Sall Restaurant and Lounge, 818 10th Ave., New York, NY 10019, 212-601-2643.
 
Wanderlust is an all-day café offering a menu from chef Matthieu Simon that features global comfort food. Offerings range from vegan summer rolls to veal Cordon Bleu, and green bowls with spinach pasta. A classic English breakfast is also available, as is a full bar. Décor includes a blue bicycle on the ceiling. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily. Wanderlust, 1004 2nd Ave., New York, NY 10022, 646-596-7855.
 
Silky Kitchen in the East Village features Hunan cuisine. The menu includes options like beef tripe salad, dumplings, noodles, stewed beef and hot-and-sour vegetables, all for under $14 each. Lunch & Dinner daily. Silky Kitchen, 137 E. 13th St., New York, NY 10003, 646-250-6688.
 
Elsie Rooftop has a terrace that boasts lovely city views Now open on Broadway is Elsie Rooftop, which features a terrace with lovely city views. Cocktails include the Lady Mendel blending Hennessy Cognac, St-Germain, citrus soda and lemon. Chef David Burke is behind the small plates, like lamb sliders and poke-style lettuce cups. Elsie Rooftop, 1412 Broadway, New York, NY 10018, 212-764-1090.
 
Lombardi’s now has a second location, where it will serve the same clam pie and margherita pizza with its signature thin, charred crust cooked in a coal oven. Draft beers and wines by the glass are also available. Lunch & Dinner daily. Lombardi's, 290 Eighth Ave., New York, NY 10001, 212-256-1973.
 
Beloved Brooklyn ice cream company Ample Hills opened a 15,000-square-foot factory, museum and shop in Red Hook called Ample Hills Creamery Factory & Museum. Here they make their ice cream as well as the brownies, cookie dough and peanut butter cups that get mixed in the ice cream to produce the creative flavors. Open daily. Ample Hills Creamery Factory & Museum, 421 Van Brunt St., Brooklyn, NY 11231, no phone.
 


News Bytes
Read André Gayot’s tribute to Joël Robuchon A Tribute to Joël Robuchon
Chef Joël Robuchon passed away on August 6, 2018, at the age of 73. Named "Cook of the Century” in 1990 by GaultMillau/GAYOT, he was the pioneer of a lightened, healthier cuisine. He also built a worldwide dining empire with restaurants in Paris, London, Las Vegas and beyond. Read André Gayot’s tribute to Joël Robuchon
 

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Closings

Owner Andy Ricker’s Brooklyn Thai restaurant Pok Pok NY, which opened in 2012, will close on September 2. Pok Pok NY, 117 Columbia St., Brooklyn, NY 11231, 718-923-9322.
 
Brooklyn Thai destination Pok Pok NY is closing September 2, 2018. Pok Pok NY, 117 Columbia St., Brooklyn, NY 11231, 718-923-9322.
 
White Gold Butchers, the Upper West Side spot originally opened by Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield, has closed after two years. White Gold Butchers, 375 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10024, no phone.
 

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