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B & H Returns Tomorrow, Zakarian Expands to CT, and More A.M. Intel

Everything you need to know about New York dining today, Thursday, August 13.

[The Bowery Meat Company, a fine place to visit on Thursday night AKA red meat night, if you're into that sort of thing.  You've clearly been working hard all week, and you deserve a taste of the good life.]
[The Bowery Meat Company, a fine place to visit on Thursday night AKA red meat night, if you're into that sort of thing. You've clearly been working hard all week, and you deserve a taste of the good life.]
Daniel Krieger

After four months in the dark, 73-year-old lunch counter B & H Dairy will spring back to life tomorrow. The restaurant had its final Con Ed inspection yesterday, and last night the owners posted a picture on Facebook of the range with flames rising from the burners with the note: "Gas in On! B & H will reopen on Friday!" The restaurant was forced to close due to the horrible Second Avenue explosion in March. Neighbors and fans set up online fundraising campaigns to help owners Fawzy Abdelwahed and Ola Smigielsk keep up with the rent and repair money while the restaurant was closed.

B & H is one of the last members of a dying breed of good, small, old Manhattan lunch counters. It is your duty as a New Yorker to visit this restaurant at some point over the next few months — even if it's just to grab a juice to go.

— Suit-loving celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian is opening a location of his New American restaurant The National in Greenwich, Connecticut. The spinoff will be located at 376 Greenwich Avenue, just a few blocks from the Metro North station, and it will serve many of the popular dishes from the Midtown original. The National Greenwich is slated to open this fall.

Classic Billy Joel move: ordering take-out from The Water Club. A Page Six spy spotted the Piano Man enjoying a glass of wine at the bar on Tuesday night while waiting for his order. Joel's wife just gave birth to their first child, and he was overheard saying he had to go "back over to the hospital."

Decade-old Orchard Street restaurant Jin Sushi will close for good after service on Saturday. A new restaurant called Lucky Bee is moving into the space.

— Chipotle just raised the price of its beef burritos.

— A 32-year-old woman was stabbed during a domestic dispute at The Good Dine restaurant in The Bronx last night. The Daily News reports that the victim was taken to Jacobi Medical Center.

— On a much lighter note, Delaney Chicken signage is up inside UrbanSpace Vanderbilt in Midtown:

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No word yet on an exact opening date for the food hall, but it can't be too far off now.

Horde those Whispering Angel rosé bottles while you can because the winery predicts that it will run out of stock by Labor Day. This news comes just a few days after rumors of a Wolffer shortage surfaced on Twitter.

— An NYPD watch tower is now stationed outside of Chrystie Street bar Leave Rochelle Out of It.

Witlof, the new "Flemish brasserie" from the Radegast team, got slapped with a partial stop work order. It looks like work on the Williamsburg bar is nearly complete.

— And finally, here's Ken Oringer demonstrating how to make Toro-style bone marrow at home:

B & H Dairy

127 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003 (212) 505-8065

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