— Myo Moe, the chef behind the Rangoon NoodleLab pop-up, is creating a permanent menu for The Bodega in Bushwick, where she’s been hosting her Wednesday night-only meals since April. Starting tomorrow night, Moe will be serving a menu of that will likely include things like dumplings, Vietnamese sandwiches, buns, kimchi, Thai-style papaya salads, and ramen. Eater senior critic Robert Sietsema is a big fan of Moe’s work at the Rangoon NoodleLab. Back in July, Sietsema wrote: "[E]very dish I’ve tried there has been interesting at the very least. And I found myself counting the days till the next Wednesday, when I’d see what new tweaks had been accomplished on what had become old favorites."
— Christopher Kronner, the chef behind Oakland’s wildly popular Kronnerburger, is returning to New York this week for a few guest stints. At Achilles Heel in Greenpoint this evening, Kronner will be serving burgers and patty melts from 5 p.m. till they’re gone. And on Thursday, October 27, he’ll be cooking Kronnerburgers and a few other specials at GG’s from 5 p.m. till midnight. The East Village restaurant will also serve a special "GG X KB" pizza that night topped with beef, cheese curds, and marrow vinaigrette. Both dinners are first-come, first-served.
— Jack’s Wife Freda is getting a spinoff inside of a new retail complex coming to 375 Broadway in Soho called Bio. This new iteration of the popular all-day restaurant will have cafe seating and a bar. The Rockwell Group is designing the market, which will feature over 30 vendors. It’s slated to open in early 2017.
— The annual scourge known as SantaCon will kick off in Williamsburg this year on December 10. If you live in the area and have a low tolerance for braying, costumed bros stumbling around drunk, now would be a great time to start making plans outside the neighborhood that weekend.
— And speaking of Williamsburg: Here is a look at the street style on display at the neighborhood’s shiny new Whole Foods store.
— The people behind Sigmund Pretzels announce that they have indeed closed their Avenue B restaurant for good. The team still operates a stand inside Urbanspace Vanderbilt in Midtown.
— The owners of The Penny Farthing and Linen Hall are planning to open a new tavern in the old Rodeo Bar space at 375 Third Ave by the end of the year. The layout will be roughly the same as the old honky tonk-themed bar, but this new project will be similar in spirit to its sister establishments in the East Village.
— Pete Wells and Scott Solish recently brought up an interesting question: Where does lifelong New Yorker Donald Trump eat, besides the shitty restaurants in his building?
Has anyone ever seen Trump eating at an NYC restaurant in last 15 years like a normal NYC celeb?— DBTH (@DBTH) October 21, 2016
I've wondered this myself. I've never seen him. https://t.co/mRMJmx01Ma— Pete Wells (@pete_wells) October 21, 2016
After culling through responses from Twitter followers, Pete offered an update:
So far we've got two Trump sightings at Polo Bar, 1 at the old Megu & 1 at Jim McMullen's "a million years ago."— Pete Wells (@pete_wells) October 22, 2016
If you have any insights into where Trump eats outside of his gold-plated compound, please hit up the Eater Tipline.
— And finally, here’s a look at the bialy-making operation at Kossar’s on the Lower East Side: