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Clinton and Trump’s Midtown Election Parties, The Spotted Pig Team’s LA Foray, and More

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Distilled opens as a co-working space during the day, plus more news and gossip from around NYC

[The dining room at The Clocktower across from Madison Square Park]
[Daniel Krieger]

— As you may have heard, Hillary Clinton’s election night party is being held at the Javits Center starting at 6 p.m. After the public event, Hillary and her crew will attend an after party at The Peninsula Hotel. Meanwhile, Donald Trump will be spending the night with his inner circle at the New York Hilton Midtown on Sixth Avenue between 53rd and 54th streets. This is the first time since 1944 that both presidential candidates have held their election parties in New York City. Traffic is going to be a mess throughout most of Midtown today. If you hear anything about the food or drinks that will be served at either party, please let us know. Meanwhile, across town, Harvey Weinstein will be hosting a star-studded election night party at Cipriani. Stay tuned for more information about election night events later today.

Distilled, the Tribeca gastropub that counts Drew Nieporent as an investor, is now partnering with a start-up called KettleSpace, which runs the dining room of the restaurant as a co-working space from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you want to work in the restaurant and enjoy the wifi and snacks, it costs $49 per month or $19 per day. KeetleSpace’s CEO Ben Faden tells Tribeca Citizen: "We’re going to have breakfast and lunch for sale...including juice and cold-brew coffee. On Fridays, we’ll bring in experts for casual seminars, and once or twice a week, we’ll have a curated happy hour when the restaurant opens at 4 p.m." His company plans to add around five more restaurants to this program by the start of next year.

April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman — the chef and restaurateur behind The Spotted Pig, The Breslin, and The John Dory Oyster Bar, to name a few — are gearing up to open their first Los Angeles restaurant. Eater LA reports that it will be situated in the old Cat & The Fiddle space, notable for its large outdoor patio, on Sunset Boulevard. The design titans at Roman + Williams are working on the build-out. Word on the street is that Bloomfield will be using a wood-fired oven. No word yet on an opening date.

— And in other west coast expansion news: Eddie Haung opened a new location of Baohaus in Los Angeles yesterday. The shop inhabits a Chinatown space that previously housed Andy Ricker’s Pok Pok Phat Thai.

A new location of Kati Roll Company is slated to open within the next week in the Second Avenue storefront that was home to Stage Restaurant until last March. The space is now completely different, with a floor to ceiling window facing the street.

Woody Allen visited Carnegie Deli with his wife, Soon Yi Previn, and two friends this week to pay their last respects to the restaurant, which is closing at the end of the year. They ordered gefilte fish and stuffed derma at their table, plus two of the restaurant’s massive Woody Allen sandwiches to go. When a manager told Allen that the sandwich bearing his name was a top seller, he remarked: "If only my films could be best sellers."

— And finally, here’s a look at Eleven Madison Park’s fancy doughnut robot, which the team at the restaurant uses at special events like the Kentucky Derby party:

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