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Adele and Her Squad Dine at Cosme, Pacha to Close in January, and More Intel

Alex Raij's new restaurant gets a name, plus more news and gossip from around NYC.

[The bar at <a href="">Humboldt & Jackson</a>.  Great place for a drink or a light meal in East Williamsburg.]
[The bar at Humboldt & Jackson. Great place for a drink or a light meal in East Williamsburg.]
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Adele, Jennifer Lawrence, and Emma Stone dined at Cosme earlier this week. This is the second amazing thing to happen to Cosme this month. Earlier this week, Adele and Jennifer Lawrence also dined at Waverly Inn, which is lovely this time of year, but it doesn't hold a candle to Cosme in terms of cuisine.

— Alex Raij and Eder Montero have settled on a name for their new restaurant in the Ted & Honey space:

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— Hell's Kitchen megaclub Pacha is closing for good in JanuaryCo-owner Eddie Dean tells Page Six: "The average nightclub lasts 18 months, we lasted 120. Our final parties will celebrate the different artists, styles and scenes that have made Pacha great." Pacha's promoter Rob Fernandez died last summer. The club will host a 10-year anniversary bash on December 12, and several more farewell parties are in the works for the next two months.

— Tonight is Kin Shop's last-ever dinner service. According to OpenTable, a few tables are still available. Harold Dieterle is also closing Perilla in a few weeks.

— Some Lower East Side dwellers have complained about how Gerber Group named its new rooftop clubstaurant after recently deceased urban gardener David Wilkie AKA Adam Purple. A rep for the group responds to the Mr. Purple criticism by explaining that "the restaurant is committed to supporting the Lower East Side community through several initiatives including partnerships with the Bowery Mission and local businesses." The bar at Mr. Purple also has a mural of Wilkie. Bowery Boogie argues that the group should still change the name.

Earlier this month, police seized 12 electric bikes from six Upper West Side restaurants, including Chirping Chicken, New Kam Lai, and Miyoko Sushi. These bikes have been illegal since 2004. If delivery workers are caught using them, the owners of the restaurants have to pay $250 per bike.

— A chef in Flushing named Chang Tong Chen just won a $10 million jackpot from a scratch-off ticket.

Irving Farm Coffee Roasters is expanding to Yorkville next spring. The new outpost at 1424 Third Avenue will have the mini-chain's largest kitchen. The menu will include, soups, salads, sandwiches, and sweets.

— Legendary East Village dive Lucy's is taking its annual holiday break from now through December 11.

The Community Boards 7 voted to deny a liquor license application for a new poultry-focused restaurant in a budget hotel coming to Riverside Drive. Some of the neighbors don't want a liquor license on this residential block, and one particularly cranky NIMBY remarked: "I just can’t imagine having to smell a restaurant from 5 to 11 [p.m.] seven days a week. I won’t be able to open my windows."

— And finally, here's Andrew Carmellini's recipe for bacon-wrapped turkey: 

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