— Congratulations are in order for FiDi cocktail bar The Dead Rabbit, which just won the number one spot in The World’s 50 Best Bars list. The awards, organized by Drinks International magazine, are decided by more than 450 votes from people around the world in the industry. The Dead Rabbit opened in 2013 and quickly became one of the city’s top cocktail destinations. Other New York bars in the top 10 include Attaboy, Employees Only, and Nomad Bar. See the full list here.
— It looks like the Met Foodmarket at Prince and Mulberry Street may be closing by the end of the year. The space for the grocery store, which has been open since 1994, is now being marketed as two separate storefronts by the landlord.
— The team behind FiDi restaurant Zigolinis is about to open a Spanish tapas restaurant called Lenita. The new restaurant at 7 Hanover Square is expected to open next March.
— Matcha: Is it over? (Did it ever warrant being ‘in’?)
— Williamsburg wine bar The Four Horsemen is hosting the team from London restaurant Brawn next Wednesday as part of their ongoing Fifth Horseman series. The Mediterranean restaurant with a focus on pork will be cooking at the bar. Reservations are recommended.
— The old Fritzl’s space in Bushwick now houses a location of Lucha Lucha, a California-style Mexican restaurant. Expect burritos stuffed with french fries and three kinds of house made sauces.
— French Mediterranean restaurant Antibes Bistro has been closed for maintenance issues without notice. A jazz band scheduled to play showed up without knowing, but co-owned Eyal Tov says the troubles does not mean the restaurant will close permanently.
— Astoria ice cream shop Sweet Jane’s Frozen Desserts is closing its doors after an issue with the landlord. Owner Jane McGinn wants to reopen elsewhere next spring and sell her popular FudgeStickles in grocery stores.
— And finally, here’s how the Minetta Tavern team makes its chocolate soufflé: