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Le Jardin Shutters, Nieporent Photobombs, Huertas Dogs, and More Intel

Fresh from the greenmarket: 10 pieces of restaurant intel and gossip. A guy with a basket and a bike brought it over to Eater HQ this morning at the crack of dawn.

Daniel Krieger

— Cozy Alphabet City French cafe Le Jardin Bistro is now closed. The restaurant had a good run on Cleveland Place from 1995 till 2010, then the owners moved the operation to Avenue C between East Seventh and East Eighth streets last summer. No word yet on what will take its place.

— The man that was found unconscious Sunday morning after an altercation with a bouncer at Williamsburg dive bar The Charleston has died. Mike Sapp was an employee at the nearby Bagel Store on Bedford Avenue. The police are still investigating the Sunday morning incident, but no arrests have been made.

Ligaya Mishan gives a big thumbs up to the curry, rice, and pickles at Mr. Curry, the casual Indian restaurant that operates out of the Saltie space at night.

Jackson Heights is getting a Chipotle.

— Helen You, the chef at Dumpling Galaxy in Flushing, has signed a cookbook deal with Clarkson Potter.

— Jersey City just got a new kathi roll restaurant/Indian-style pizza parlor:

[Photo by Robert Sietsema]

— Chris Jaeckle's fast-casual pet project Uma Temakeria is now serving "sushi burritos," which are basically just large, uncut hand rolls. Will they reach the same level of popularity as actual burritos? Or actual sushi? Only time will tell.

LeAnn Rimes digs Artichoke Basille's Pizza.

— Tomorrow, Huertas will start serving Basque hot dogs from a window:

— And finally, Drew Nieporent — AKA The King of Tribeca — loves nothing more in life than taking photos with people at food events. He first developed this skill as a young restaurateur in the 80s, and slowly, over the course of the ensuing two and a half decades, he became the unequivocal master of this particular move. Really, if you're taking a photo at a food event and Drew is not in the picture, you're doing something wrong. Here are some of the best Drew shots from the Food & Wine Classic, which is currently underway in Aspen:

With the legend Drew Nieporent getting sage advice #fwclassic #amextrade

A photo posted by Joel Dondis (@joeldondis) on

Can you find him?

Also, check out Eater's coverage of the fest on Snapchat for a bonus video:


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