— Starting today, David Chang's wildly popular chicken sandwiches are available via Caviar's expedited delivery service FastBite. That means that you can get Fuku delivered to your door in 15 minutes or less for lunch between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. In other FukuVerse news, Fuku + is finally accommodating take-out orders. You still have to place them in person, at the restaurant, but now the Fuku team will package your food up to go.
— From now through December 13, the Roberta's team is running the kitchen at Threes Brewery in Gowanus. The menu currently includes pizzas, salads, and savory baked goods, but starting on December 7, the team will bring back its Sancho's Backdoor Tex Mex pop-up. The menu will have nachos, queso, chile rellenos, enchiladas, and tacos.
— The new West Village restaurant from Philly superstar Eli Kulp, High Street on Hudson, is inching closer to opening. The team was doing some major work on the space over the weekend, and staff training is now underway:
— The operators of Bushwick's Arancini Bros. are opening a new stand inside the Essex Street Market. The stall sits right next to Puebla Mexican Food, in the space that formerly housed Jeffrey's Meats/Heritage Meats.
— The owners of Shoolbreads and Ninth Ward are vying for the Avenue A space that formerly housed 10 Degrees Bistro and Flea Market Cafe. No word yet on what type of restaurant they want to open there.
— After getting shut down by the CB3, the owner of The Cock, Allan Mannarelli, finally got approval from the SLA to take over the liquor license in the old Lit space. Mannarelli is moving his bar to 93 Second Avenue this week. The Cock's neon signage already hangs above the door.
— The AB Biagi gelato stall at UrbanSpace Vanderbilt market has been replaced by a kettle corn stand.
— Astoria restaurant Queens Comfort is teaming up with Cinema Under the Influence for a screening of Home Alone on December 14 with an all-you-can eat buffet and unlimited spiked cider.
— And finally, here is an ode to Smith & Wollensky's prime rib: