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Best Cake in the World to Hit Nolita; Jimmy Dean Dies

NOLITA— Later this week, a Stateside branch of the Portuguese mini chain The Best Chocolate Cake in the World will open in Nolita. It's a bold claim, but reps promise that this cake is truly something else. More coverage to come. [GS]

RIPJimmy Dean, television show host, Hall of Fame country music singer, and American entrepreneur famous for his sausage brand, passed away on Sunday. In 1969, Dean went into the sausage business, starting the Jimmy Dean Meat Co. Apparently he knew the field quite well: "His family had butchered hogs, with the young Dean whacking them over the head with the blunt end of an ax. The Dean brothers — Jimmy and Don — ground the meat and their mother seasoned it." He later sold the company to Sara Lee Corp. in 1984, but he remained as spokesman until he was let go in 2003. Eater National has a slideshow of Jimmy Dean products throughout the years, including the Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick. [Eater National]

FIDI—A new happy hour at Bar Seven Sive, in the Andaz Wall Street Hotel: Mon - Friday: $4 Beers, $6 House Wines from 4 - 6 PM; Friday and Saturday: $8 Select Signature Cocktails (normally $13) from 9 PM - 12 AM with $2 Oysters. [EaterWire]

Bar Seven Five

75 Wall St., New York, NY

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