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Pakistan Tea House Revamp, the Return of Rodeo Bar, and More Intel

Heat was restored to the Carnegie Deli building, plus more news and gossip from around NYC.

[The dining room at High Street on Hudson in the West Village]
[The dining room at High Street on Hudson in the West Village]
Daniel Krieger

— The Pakistan Tea House at 172 Church Street has been closed for several weeks now, but it will reopen later this month with a new set of operators. Tribeca Citizen reports that the owners of the Baluchi's chain have taken over the restaurant with plans to add some new dishes to the menu. Restaurateur Rohan Aggarwal explains: "Although, we will continue with the Pakistan Tea House brand—it will be 'by Baluchi’s.' Pakistan Tea House has been an iconic eatery in the Tribeca area for over two decades, and we didn’t want to take that away from the neighborhood." The new restaurant will stay open until 3 a.m., just like the old one.

Gas and heat were restored to the Carnegie Deli building last week. The tenants in the building, many of whom are senior citizens, have not had hot water or heat since April, when Con-Ed shut down the gas after an inspector discovered that Carnegie had an illegal hook-up. A rep for Carnegie Deli says that the team is still planning to re-open the restaurant soon.

— The owners of Phebe's on the Bowery and The Penny Farthing are planning to re-open Rodeo Bar on the corner of Third Avenue and East 28th Street.  The bar closed in July 2014 after 27 years in business. The team has not announced a projected opening date or any details about the space or menu.

— A new burger restaurant called LES Kitchen is coming to the former Juicery space at 15 Essex Street.

An off-duty police officer ended up in the hospital with a broken jaw on Sunday morning after trying to break-up a fight outside Brass Monkey in the Meatpacking District.

The 1Oak team now operates the hottest club in St. Barts. Over the holiday weekend, Jean-Georges Vongerichten was spotted at the venue hanging out with Victoria's Secret models. Todd English also visited the lounge over the holidays.

Real Housewives of New York personality Sonja Morgan is looking at locations for a restaurant on the Upper East Side.

The Baked by Melissa team just opened another shop next to the outpost of the chain on Seventh Avenue between 38th and 39th streets. The new store is devoted entirely to gluten-free dollar mini-cupcakes.

— And finally, here's a look at how the Scotch eggs are made at Myers of Keswick: