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Ando Expands its Delivery Range, Treats Truck Throws in the Towel, and More Intel

Marietta transitions into a seafood restaurant, plus more news and gossip from around NYC

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[A booth at Three’s Brewing in Gowanus]
[Daniel Krieger]

David Chang’s smokin’ hot delivery-only restaurant Ando recently expanded its delivery zone to include chunks of Murray Hill and the Upper East Side. The delivery vortex now stretches from 72nd Street down to 36th Street, and from the East River over to Eighth Avenue. When Ando launched earlier this year, delivery was only available in Midtown East. In other absolutely vital Ando news: Chang & Co. are testing out vegetable egg rolls with house-made duck sauce, and a vegetarian curry with matzo dumplings.

Kim Ima is shutting down the Treats Truck for good next Wednesday, October 26. The pastry chef has not announced a reason for the closure, but she tells Gothamist: "I don't have someone groomed to take over. I wish I did!" The operation launched in 2007, right smack dab in the middle of the mid-aughts gourmet food truck boom. It spawned a cookbook and won a Vendy Award. Ima plans to keep the Treat Truck’s catering wing open through the end of December.

Ligaya Mishan enjoys her meals at David Bouhadana’s tiny Bowery booth Sushi on Jones, where omakase feasts run 30 minutes long: "The climax of the meal is washugyu, a crossbreed of wagyu and Black Angus from the Japanese butcher shop across the street, a long tongue of it torched, with glimmers of truffle salt. Then comes uni, from Santa Barbara, Calif., when Mr. Bouhadana can get it, tasting like the ocean distilled into ice cream, and, in a crazed finale, uni over wagyu — layers of cool and warm, brine and earth."

— Is this the greatest chef photo of all time?

Restaurateurs, you have any similarly amazing photos from the archives, we’d love to see them.

Danish mega-chef/restaurateur Claus Meyer is starting a public running club. The first meet-up is Monday, October 24, when Meyer will lead a three mile run around Central Park capped off by a round of refreshments at the Great Northern Food Hall.

— Clinton Hill Southern standby Marietta has morphed into a new seafood-centric restaurant called Peaches Shrimp and Crab. On the old Marietta homepage, the management notes: "It has been our honor to get to know and serve Clinton Hill. We are proud to announce Peaches Shrimp and Crab, a sister to Peaches HotHouse and Peaches Kitchen and Bar." Stay tuned for more details on the menu and vibe as they become available.

Anne Burrell, the TV chef who is opening a Cobble Hill restaurant this fall called Phil & Anne’s Good Time Lounge, is a massive Rangers fan and huge supporter of player Jimmy Vesey in particular. According to Page Six, the chef had an iPhone message conversation with the Harvard player over the summer to convince him to join the team.

Sprawling Tribeca waterfront restaurant City Vineyard just got its gas hooked up. So now the menu includes a burger, house-made pasta, rabbit pot pie, and roasted chicken. When Sietsema visited over the summer, the restaurant was just serving snacks, ceviches, cheese plates, and charcuterie.

— And finally, here’s a peek inside the Sun Noodle factory in Teterboro, NJ: