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[Hometown Bar-B-Que in Red Hook on a sunny afternoon]
[Hometown Bar-B-Que in Red Hook on a sunny afternoon]
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Urban Space Market

[Photo by Nick Solares]

— To kick off this steamy Monday in late June, here's a look inside the unfinished UrbanSpace Vanderbilt market near Grand Central Terminal. Later this summer, the market will open with Daniel Delaney's fried chicken shack, plus stands from Amali, La Palapa, Red Hook Lobster Pound, and Mimi's Hummus.  Will this space also feature a stall from the cool kids at Roberta's? Possibly. That's the hot rumor that refuses to die. If you hear anything else about this project, let us know.

— The owners of budget slice chain Two Bros. Pizza were slapped with a class action wage lawsuit from a group of former employees who claim that they were overworked and underpaid. A lawyer estimates that the company owes $10 million in damages, but an attorney for the pizzeria says the owners did nothing wrong.

— LA critic Jonathan Gold recently interviewed Eater's very own Robert Sietsema on California public radio.  Here are the eight best quotes from their chat.

— In an effort to curb the noise caused by hammered kids cavorting around the LES in the wee hours, the owner of Pianos is installing people in yellow "security" jackets to keep the peace on the street after 4:00 a.m.

Pushcart Coffee

[Photo by Nick Solares]

— Espresso geek favorite Pushcart Coffee is coming to one of the spaces below NYU's Third North dorm at 75 Third Ave. According to Pushcart's Facebook page, the new store will open "very, very soon."

— Adam Platt digs Danny Meyer's newest baby, Untitled at The Whitney"The menu at Untitled feels abbreviated by Meyer's lofty standards (there are five appetizers, five entrées, and assorted snacks and vegetables to pick at), but for a modest museum restaurant, the food, as orchestrated by the great Michael Anthony (Gramercy Tavern) and his talented chef de cuisine, Suzanne Cupps, packs a considerable punch." Two stars.

— Williamsburg's City Reliquary is hosting a "Pizza Box Chronicles" exhibit all summer, featuring ephemera from pizzeria tour guide/slice scholar Scott Wiener.

California super vegetarian burrito! Bring your friends. #missioncantinanyc #splashburritos

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— It's literally impossible to tell what's going to be on the menu at Mission Cantina on any given day, because Danny Bowien loves the element of surprise. But it appears that right now, D-Bow is on a burrito and burger kick. Last year, those burritos generated a good deal of buzz among the critics and bloggers of this city, but Bowien yanked them off the menu right at the moment when everyone started to crave them.

— The East Village premium delivery service wars are heating up. Bedford + Bowery finds that Munchery, Fastbite, and Uber Eats all have some kinks to work out.

— And finally, Ralph Lauren's The Polo Bar in Midtown is possibly the first restaurant of 2015 to enforce a strict, highly specific dress code:

Ralph Lauren Polo Bar


99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014 Visit Website

The Polo Bar

1 East 55th Street, Manhattan, NY 10022 (212) 207-8562 Visit Website

Mission Cantina

172 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002 (212) 254-2233 Visit Website

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