— Nishi, the hottest restaurant on planet Earth, is now open seven days a week. Previously, Dave Chang's Korean-Italian restaurant was closed on Sunday and Monday. The way things are trending....lunch might be on the horizon. Stay tuned for any and all updates as they become available.
— Earlier this week, Jimmy Fallon and his squad ate dinner in Mission Chinese Food's subterranean dining room. By the end of the meal, Jimmy was singing Christmas carols and Beatles songs.
— Lower East Side papusa stand Cabalito Papuseria is expanding to Noho. According to the restaurant's IndieGoGo campaign page, the second stand will be part of "a new food collaboration project in Noho" with "six up-and-coming passionate restaurateurs." In an accompanying video, proprietor Randy Rodriguez describes this new project as a "food vendor street-style kind of thing." No word yet on where this market space will be in Noho, or who else is involved. If you hear anything, let us know.
— Staring February 1, Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster is going to be serving a Black History Month menu with dishes inspired by black female chefs. The five-course prix fixe will include a riff on Edna Lewis's broiled oysters, a version of Leah Chase's blackened catfish, and beer-braised pork belly in the style of Lena Richardson. The dinner is $62 per person.
— Williamsburg wine bar The Four Horsemen is now offering brunch. Nick Curtola's menu includes farro porridge, steak & eggs, sourdough pancakes, and a Brussels sprouts frittata. The drinks list has "breakfast wines" and pitchers of Red Snappers and Micheladas.
— Golden Krust, New York's largest independent restaurant chain, is still owned and operated by a family based in the Bronx. Founder and CEO Lowell Hawthorne tells New York: "I still have to work harder than anyone else. Now we’ve got to get the next generation ready. I have plans in place, and when that time comes, the person will know who he or she is. I haven’t told them yet. But I know." 26 members of the Hawthorne family work for Golden Krust.
— Instagram sensation Jacques Le Merde is the brainchild of Toronto chef Christine Flynn, of iQ Food Co. Flynn tells Eater: "A lot of outlets have asked me to weigh in on overused trends, or make some kind of damning statement about what's played out. Who am I to judge? The wonderful thing about food is that its always changing, always evolving and that there are so many talented people who can take something that seems dated, tweak it and make it new and exciting all over again."
— Anthony Falco and Pete Litschi of Roberta's are going to be taking over the kitchen at Humboldt & Jackson from February 7 through February 14. The duo will be serving square pan pizzas, just like they did last November. The pizzas will be available at 5 p.m. nightly, and the restaurant will open at noon on Valentine's Day.
— The Teany space at 90 Rivington is now for rent. The landlord wants $7,000 a month for a tenant who will run a coffee shop, boutique, barber shop, or gallery — bar operators need not apply. Moby's old tea shop closed last month.
— And finally, here's a look at Massapequa's cheap eats classic, the All-American Drive-In: