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Amazon Restaurant Delivery Expands to Brooklyn, Brady Williams Pops Up at Contra, and More Intel

The Kings of Leon hit up Wolfgang Puck’s Cut, plus more news and gossip from around NYC

[The dining room at Egg in Williamsburg]
[Daniel Krieger]

— After 23 years in business, Greenwich Village farm-to-table restaurant Home has called it quits. Flo Fab reports that the restaurant on Cornelia Street is now officially closed. Original proprietors David Page and Barbara Shinn sold the business to new owners a decade ago. No word yet on what will take its place.

Amazon just expanded its restaurant delivery service to Brooklyn. Now Prime users can order food from over 100 restaurants — including Momofuku Milk Bar, Talde, Roberta’s, and Hill Country — for free one-hour delivery with no extra mark-ups via the Prime Now app or the Amazon Prime website. Users can also track their orders in real time. The company launched its restaurant delivery service in Manhattan earlier this year.

— Brady Williams, the executive chef at Seattle gem Canlis, is going to be cooking a special collaborative dinner at Contra tomorrow night with Jeremiah Stone and Fabian von Hauske. Tickets for the tasting menu are $120, excluding tax and tip. Email info@contranyc.com to make a reservation.

— Just like New York, San Francisco now has six restaurants with Michelin’s highest rating of three stars. The new ratings for the Bay Area were announced yesterday. New York’s 2017 stars will be revealed next month.

— And speaking of San Francisco, that city’s food media landscape is dominated by one critic: the SF Chronicle’s Michael Bauer, who has been reviewing restaurants for over three decades. On Edible San Francisco, several food writers, chefs, and critics weigh in on Bauer’s influence and how it compares to the food scenes in other major cities. Here’s LA Weekly critic Besha Rodell on Bauer’s dominant presence in the Bay Area: "I do think San Francisco falls into that situation. Michael Bauer is a huge voice....Other cities, like New York and L.A., have more of a community of restaurant critics so there’s a conversation going on. Everyone has a different take and tastes."

The Clinton Street space that briefly housed critical darling Lowlife is now on the market once again. The landlord is asking for $14,000 a month in rent.

Brooklyn Winery produced around 9,000 cases of wine last year. The six-year-old company had sales totaling nearly $5.2 million last year, including revenue from its Williamsburg wine bar.

The guys in Kings of Leon have already visited Wolfgang Puck’s new restaurant Cut NYC, twice.

Tex-Mex taqueria mini chain Mexicue is expanding to 160 Eighth Ave, near West 18th Street. The new location of the restaurant — which will include a bar and an expanded menu — will open early next year.

After paying one final visit to Carnegie Deli, New York City nostalgia blogger Jeremiah Moss heads straight to the Guggenheim to use the new golden toilet.

— And finally, here’s a side-by-side taste test between Shake Shack and In-N-Out burger:

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