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Salvation Burger Cometh: Menu to Include Smoked Hot Dogs, S'mores Pie, and Jalapeño Poppers

City Guide New York February 4, 2016 0 Comments

The Spotted Pig team’s restaurant in the Pod 51 Hotel is almost ready for liftoff. Around this time next week, Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield will pull the curtain off their first new Manhattan restaurant in three long years. Salvation Burger was #3 on Eater’s list of most-anticipated fall openings, but due to some typical opening delays, the grand debut…

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North 6th Street Shake-Up, Ayesha Nurdjaja IN at Hundred Acres, and More Intel

City Guide New York February 4, 2016 0 Comments

Robert Aikens joines the Rainbow Room team, plus more restaurant news and gossip from NYC. — The real estate mega-developers at Thor Equities are planning to build a mixed-use building in the North 6th Street space that currently houses Ramen Yebisu, Chai Tai, and Baoburg. Gothamist shares a photo of the green plywood wall that has been erected in front…

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Beloved Café Tropical Owner Donato Lopez Passes Away

City Guide Los Angeles February 3, 2016 0 Comments

The community figure was known for his smile and hospitality. Very sad news. Donato Lopez, the chef and owner of Silver Lake’s Café Tropical has passed, according to The Eastsider. Regulars to the restaurant known for its guava cheese pie, massive cookies, and Cuban sandwiches could always count on a warm smile by Lopez from behind the counter. Lopez was…

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Two East Village Vegan Ice Cream Shops Close in a Week

City Guide New York February 3, 2016 0 Comments

DF Mavens ice cream is still sold online and in Whole Foods. Blythe Anne’s and DF Mavens — two East Village dairy-free ice cream shops — have closed within one week of each other. Blythe Anne’s, which closed earlier this week, originally opened as Lula’s Sweet Apothecary in 2008, according to EV Grieve. Anne rebranded in 2014 after a reportedly…

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