— Last month, Philadelphia-based hit-makers Steve Cook and Michael Solomonov signed a lease in Chelsea Market for a new restaurant. As suspected, this will be a location of the duo's hit hummus restaurant Dizengoff. Flo Fab reports that it's slated to open early next year in the old Ruthy's Bakery space. This part of the market will also house a few other stalls including a branch of LA's Berlin Currywurst, a Sicilian pizzeria called Filaga, a Li-Lac Chocolates counter, and an operation called Seed and Mill, which will sell tahini and halvah. Cappone’s Salumeria and Sandwiches will move from Gansevoort Market to this space. If everything goes according to plan, this new section of the market will make its debut in January.
— The owners of Shorty's withdrew their liquor license application for the old Bodhi Tree space at 58 Third Avenue. A new group is vying for a beer and wine license at the space. The restaurant's working title is Mulan East. EV Grieve also notes that down on East First Street, the plan to turn the NaturEs space into a Spanish restaurant has been put on hold.
— An unnamed manager at troubled Long Island City restaurant Water's Edge claims that the business will reopen this Friday. The restaurant/wedding venue closed last month after unpaid employees walked out. Following a recent FBI investigation, owner Harendra Singh was slapped with 13 fraud, bribery, and obstruction charges. A new manager tells DNAinfo that Singh is still the owner, but the restaurant has a staff that's "here to bring a positive change."
— SNL guitarist and ramen fanatic Jared Scharff offers a few tips on how to eat noodle soups. Timing is important: "A ramen bowl should be consumed in around 5 minutes. Don't let the noodles sit around!"
— The owners of Market Diner auctioned off plates, silverware, booths, plants, and signs yesterday. The 53-year-old greasy spoon closed on Sunday.
— Time Out New York's Christina Izzo gives two stars (out of five) to Sadelle's in Soho this week. The critic is not a fan of Melissa Weller's bagels: "[B]eneath their good looks, the dense bagels here lack that delicious give-and-take between sweet and sour, snap and spring—frankly, what they lack is spirit."
— No. 7 Sub is participating in a "Signature Sandwich Swap" with Butcher & Bee in Charleston, Bunk in Portland, and Zingerman's in Ann Arbor. All of these shops will serve each other's sandwiches as specials throughout the month, with $1 from each dish going to Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign. This week, No. 7 in the Ace is serving the Albacore tuna melt from Bunk. The proprietor of that Portland sandwich shop, Tommy Habetz, is gearing up to open a spinoff in Williamsburg.
— And finally, here are some grilling tips from Marta's Nick Anderer:
Note: An earlier version of this post indicated that Junior's was selling 65 cent slices of cheesecake today. The promotion was actually yesterday.