Plus, Tavern on the Green gossip, a Barbara Lynch dinner, and more
— Apparently poke shop Pokee likes toying with New Yorkers’ emotions, because after introducing the sushi doughnut — a ring of sushi rice draped with a rainbow of fresh fish — to the city, Pokee took it off the menu. Except now it’s back, only as a “secret” menu item, perhaps in a bid to make it even cooler. Should you want one, whether it’s to eat or Instagram, head to 121 West Third Street.
— The Post’s one and only Steve Cuozzo has penned a juicy and very detailed behind-the-scenes look at chef Jeremiah Tower’s breakup with Central Park restaurant Tavern on the Green. The whole story is worth a read, as it’s packed with lines like, “Gifted but enigmatic, Tower is a sex-loving party animal possessed of a deep melancholy streak: ‘Let the flesh grow old,’ he intones to lugubrious cello strains in the film.”
— Artist Susan Cianciolo is opening a restaurant installation inside the Whitney’s Untitled, with food from Michael Anthony. The pop-up project, called Run, runs until Thursday, April 20, and it’s promised to be very posh, with Vogue covering the uniforms. Tickets here.
— Starting this Saturday, April 22, Greenwich Village mini-clubstaurant The Anthony launches brunch, with dishes like a duck waffle sandwich and breakfast mac and cheese. The full menu is below, which runs Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
— To promote her new memoir Out of Line: A Life of Playing with Fire, Boston boss chef Barbara Lynch (No. 9 Park, B&G Oysters) is cooking at Chefs Club on Monday, May 8. There’s either an $85, four-course tasting menu in the Studio (tickets here), or those same dishes available a la carte in the main dining room (reservations here). Dishes include strozzapreti with braised rabbit and a saffron shellfish stew.
— For one night only, World Trade Center restaurant of the past Cellar in the Sky will return for a wine dinner to benefit City Harvest. It’s returning at Barano in Brooklyn, but chefs who have worked there — Albert Di Meglio (Barano), Marc Murphy (Landmarc), Herve Poussot (Almondine), and sommelier Kevin Zraly (Windows on the World Complete Wine Course) — are reuniting for the Monday, May 8 dinner. Call Barano to reserve a spot for the $125 meal.
— Gowanus music venue Littlefield is moving around the corner to 635 Sackett Street next month, making room for owners to open Parklife, a bar and restaurant with 4,000 square feet of outdoor space.
— It’s a quick turnaround for the Angelica Kitchen space, which EV Grieve catches is already for rent. The 40-year-old East Village restaurant shuttered just last week, spurring thoughtful elegies and lots of lament.
— ICYMI, tomorrow is 4/20, and California-style Mexican taqueria Dos Toros is ready. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., the 668 Sixth Avenue location will sell nachos (for the first time) for any very hungry individuals. Plus, at all locations, the first 100 people who snag a code from Dos Toros’ Snapchat or Instagram story for a free bag of chips with the purchase of a meal at any location.
— Hamptons celebrity froyo hotspot Buddhaberry, the four-year-old frozen yogurt juggernaut that first began in Montauk and expanded to Sag Harbor shortly after, has taken a third location.
The new spot, at 16 Hill Street in Southampton across from the movie theater, will be called Buddhaberry Bijou and is slated to open the beginning of June. “While this will be a smaller version of our Sag Harbor flagship, it will still have all of the same offerings and be open year round,” says owner Nancy Passaretti. Among those treats are an assortment of custom blended organic yogurts, gelatos, and sorbets (some of which are dairy-free), along with myriad toppings, Belgian waffles, crepes, smoothies, shakes, Buddha bowls, and Italian coffees.
The existing locations have been known to draw some famous faces, including Paul McCartney, Khloe Kardashian, Gwyneth Paltrow, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jerry Seinfeld. — BL
Source: NYC eater
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