— The owners of Mexican mini-chain Choza are planning a new outpost of the restaurant inside 4 World Trade Center, the same building that will house Eataly Downtown. No word yet on when it will make its debut, but Eataly is slated to open in the building this summer.
— The space on the corner of Rivington and Ludlow that currently houses Galli is now on the market. The landlord is asking $25,000 a month, plus $375,000 key money. This corner was home to 'inoteca for over a decade.
— Kris Jenner, Caitlin Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Corey Gamble had dinner together at Hunt & Fish Club in Midtown on Tuesday night.
— Three downtown restaurateurs are planning a new bar/cafe/record store for the Third Avenue space that housed Nevada Smith's until last September. The liquor license proposal mentions plans to offer "poetry & spoken word cultural events." According to the documents, the record store on the ground floor would have a Thin Lizzy theme. The CB3 SLA Licensing committee will vote on the liquor license application next week.
— Joshua Sharkey partly blames Shake Shack for the demise of his Park Slope restaurant Bark Hot Dogs: "Literally in a matter of a month or so, we saw a pretty big drop-off. We actually took this space knowing that the Barclays Center was coming in. Shake Shack just happened to be across the stadium, and we were down the block. Before they opened, we had every event. You know, we were packed to the gills. And that started to dissipate after it opened." Now he's working on packaged foods inspired by Bark.
— According to a sign on the window, the proprietors of failed vegan ice cream shop DF Mavens still need to pay the landlord $23,000 in rent.
— The team behind floating bar Grand Banks confirms that it will return to Pier 25 this summer.
— Here's a look at Mr. Donahue's awning, vestibule, and shutter:
This is the new Nolita meat-and-three from the team behind Uncle Boons. It's now slated to open on February 22.
— Upper East Side slice shop Pizza Boss was shuttered by the Department of Health earlier this week after an inspector found evidence of mice and food that was not stored properly.
— Ligaya Mishan digs the onigiri and the bowls at Kichin, Bryan Moon's tiny new restaurant in Williamsburg: "Miso butter is also used to fine effect in fried rice, fueled by kimchi and haloed with a near-liquid sunny-side-up egg. Salmon is reprised in onigiri form, flaked, mixed with sambal and folded inside the rice. Mr. Moon used to douse the salmon with a chile marinade and seed the rice with gochugaru, a Korean chile powder more potent than sambal, but customers complained about the heat."
— And finally, here's a look at a few of the courses from Masa's omakase: