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The Plywood Report: Baja Fresh, Hand Pulled Noodles, May Chan Ramen, and More

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1) Chinatown: A tipster sends in the above pic of yet another hand pulled noodle place coming to Chinatown. This one, Lan Zhou Pulled Noodles, is located on 21 Division and looks close to opening. [PLYWOOD]

2) East Village: Zagat Buzz and Vanishing New York report that the recently shuttered Love Saves the Day will become May Chan Ramen. Says the latter: "I understand it's different than the stuff you buy dry at the bodega, but my association to ramen goes to student days, being broke, cleaning toilets for a living, and eating ramen for every meal." [PLYWOOD]

3) Midtown East: Eater Flickr Pool contributor nycblondieandbrownie notices that progress is being made at Manhattan's first Baja Fresh, in the old Zen Burger space. [PLYWOOD]

4) Midtown West: Our roving photographer performs two spot checks this week to take a look at the upcoming Dave's Famous Bar-B-Que, coming soon to West 47th St.: "Looking inside the place is totally set up. Whatever the hold-up is, it's not in the visible cosmetics." [PLYWOOD]

5) Long Island City: Grub Street reports that the Ravel Hotel in LIC will launch a 6,500 sq. ft. rooftop lounge this summer: "There’ll be cabanas, frozen drinks, unparalleled views of the Queensboro Bridge, and a menu of “gourmet” fish tacos, mini-burritos, and lamb sliders." [PLYWOOD]

6) Upper West Side: The Feed reports on Noi Due, a kosher Italian cafe on 69th at Broadway. [PLYWOOD]

7) Midtown: A tipster has an update on the recently shuttered Caffe Buon Gusto on 2nd between 52nd and 53rd: "Caffe Buon Gusto is no longer boarded up, there is a new sign on the with the name "wildcats" and they were doing construction on the inside today. There is also a sign on the door that mentions that they will be open tomorrow, the 17th." [PLYWOOD]

8) Hell's Kitchen: And Life with Food and Drink notices Pony Bar is getting closer to opening on 10th and 45th. [PLYWOOD]

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