Here are a few pieces of fresh restaurant news and gossip to start your night:
— Has New York entered the era of $6 iced coffee? Maybe? Gothamist notices that at Foragers Market in Dumbo, 24 ounces of iced Grady's Cold Brew costs $5.99.
— Charlie Palmer and his team completely overhauled the dining room at Charlie Palmer Steak in Midtown. The lighting, woodwork, art, and finishes are all new, and the restaurant now has an outdoor dining area.
— Here's a look at the current state of The Bridge Cafe, which was knocked out by Hurricane Sandy two and a half years ago and still hasn't reopened. The good news is that work is being done on the space, suggesting that the team still plans to reopen the restaurant. The Bridge Cafe's website and Facebook page don't offer any new clues as to an opening date, but Eater has reached out to the team for an update. More details on the reopening as they become available.
Before Sandy's floodwaters destroyed the dining room, The Bridge Cafe was New York's oldest continuously operating bar.
— The police are looking for a crook who bashed in the door of Lenny's pizzeria in the Sunnyside on Sunday and stole $500 from the register.
— Adam Platt finally tried New York's most popular chicken sandwich today:
A little afternoon Schnack (followed, I'm guessing, by a nap): pic.twitter.com/xcZMsqGqsk— Adam Platt (@plattypants) June 17, 2015
@benleventhal delicious, but I might cut the meat by 1/3 & add a touch of Kewpie-based slaw for full chicken Nirvana. and now to bed...— Adam Platt (@plattypants) June 17, 2015