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WILLIAMSBURG— A bartender at Williamsburg's hip Hotel Delmano writes in to let us know they've just doubled the size of their cocktail menu. They'll debut the autumn cocktail list this week. [EaterWire]

FRANCHISES—Out in LA, Baja Fresh has acquired a Korean taco truck franchise called Calbi Fusion Tacos. Yes, it's very similar to the famous Kogi truck, but yes, many are still hoping they will bring it over to NYC. [NRN via Eater LA]

LISTICLESEsquire released its annual "Best New Restaurant" list. Corton, Locanda Verde, Marea, and SHO Shaun Hergatt received the high honors and Danny Meyer and Alfred Portale were inducted into the magazine's new Hall of Fame. [Esquire]

NEW YORK— Hospitality Design and Culintro interviews the owners of design firm and restaurant group AvroKO and learns they're working on a third project that they will both design and run: "It's in New York, and it's big. That may be all we can say at this point..." [HD]

GREAT QUOTES— "I have to keep my belly really lubricated...Every morning, there's a buttering ceremony after I get out of the shower. It's really like basting a turkey with body butter." —A miraculously-pregnant Padma Lakshmi, explaining how she is just like Kramer. [People via Eater National]
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Hotel Delmano

82 Berry St., Brooklyn, NY