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Florent Hangs up Restaurant Hat; Prime Meats Takes Cards

CARROLL GARDENS—File under Huge Victories. Per @SamSifton: "Prime Meats taking American Express as of last night, the restaurant's director of operations just told me. See DJ soon for (a little) more." [Twitter]

MIDTOWN—The chef and founding partner at Indian restaurant Devi, Hemant Mathur, is leaving the restaurant to open his own place, Diner's Journal reports. His new restaurant called Tulsi is located at 211 East 46th St. [Diner's Journal]

FREEBIES— Since tomorrow is National Donut Day, Krispy Kreme is giving away free donuts all day. The only participating location in NYC is inside Penn Station. [EaterWire]

RESTAURANT WEEK— Summer Restaurant Week begins on July 12 and goes through July 25. [NewYorkology]

MEPA— Don't let yesterday's Florent clip get you too hopeful about his once planned second coming. Florent Morellet said yesterday that he won't be opening a restaurant anytime soon. [Feast]

ASTORIA—Pastry chef George McKirdy (an alum of Tribeca Grill, Nobu, and Blue Fin) will open a bakery/cafe in Astoria called Astor Bake Shop on June 18. He'll serve egg sandwiches, a burger, sloppy sandwices, and sweets like tres leches and red velvet cake. [GS]

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