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EaterWire: Nathan's Raises Prices, Ruby et Violette Reopens, Stone St. Oyster Fest, and More!

CONEY ISLAND— Brownstoner reports some alarming news from Nathan's: "A poster on Coney Island USA's message board noticed last weekend hot dogs at Nathan's Famous now cost $3.20 including tax, a 9.2 percent increase over last year. That's $1.20 more than the typical Manhattan water dog..." [Brownstoner]

HELL'S KITCHEN— A tipster writes in with an update on Hell Kitchen's Ruby et Violette which was, until recently, closed for renovations: "Thought you might want to know the famous little cookie place is back and just re-opened with seating at the same location at 50th street near 10th ave." [EaterWire]

FINANCIAL DISTRICT— This weekend the annual booze-a-thon that is the Stone Street Oyster Fest comes to FiDi. Guest of a Guest with the details: "Expect plenty of drunken street brawls as the day wears on and just enough Guinness to make it all seem normal. Various oyster-themed activities will transpire including shucking, eating, frying, eating, stewing, and eating." [Guest of a Guest]

MIDTOWN— A recent object of Midtown Lunch's obsessions, Hallo Berlin's brick-and-mortars storefront is open: "4pm and the front doors were wide open, with meatballs, sauerkraut, sausages and potatoes heating up on the griddle...No food going out yet, but one thing is clear- Hallo Berlin Express will open tonight!" [Midtown Lunch]
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