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Almanac to Close This Week, April Bloomfield's Ramp Burger, and More Intel

Gwyneth visits Pasquale Jones, plus more news and gossip from around NYC

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— Although the Midwood building that houses Di Fara is on the market, Dom DeMarco says that he's "not worried at all" about the fate of his legendary pizzeria. The building has been sold numerous times in the past, and the marketing materials for the space tout the history of the pizzeria on the ground floor. Ditmas Park Corner reports that other building owners in the neighborhood have already offered their spaces to DeMarco, in case he's forced to move.

— Galen Zamarra is closing his West Village restaurant Almanac after service on Saturday. The chef/restaurateur originally opened the space as Mas (La Grillade) almost five years ago. Although the restaurant got generally favorable reviews, Zamarra decided to close it two years ago and reopen the dining room as a "micro-seasonal" tasting menu restaurant. Zamarra is leaving the space to focus on his first West Village restaurant, Mas (Farmhouse).

— Nations Cafe, a no-frills diner on the corner of 49th Street and Grist Avenue near the U.N., has closed. A "for rent" sign is now in the window of the space.

— The new location of Jack's Stir Brew Coffee in Tribeca's Roxy Hotel is slated to open on Monday.

Year-old meal delivery service Maple is in the process of expanding into a space at 198 Stanton Street. Signage is up in the window of the storefront. The company will use this as a kitchen for the delivery orders.

— Gwyneth took a break from getting stung by bees last night to eat some pizza:

The owners of Lagusta’s Luscious and Sweet Maresa's in New Paltz, NY are planning to open a new vegan sweet shop together at 440 East Ninth Street called Confectionary. If everything goes according to plan, it will open next month.

Avenue A rotisserie chicken restaurant TakeMeHome is closed, possibly for good. Seamless lists the restaurant as "closed," and nobody's picking up the phone.

— The Department of Health shuttered the location of Maoz on the corner of Broadway and 71st Street last week after an inspector found a litany of violations, including evidence of filth flies, food held at the wrong temperatures, and insufficiently cleaned kitchen surfaces.

— RampWatch 2016: April Bloomfield is now serving a ramp burger at her Midtown East hot spot Salvation Burger:

Say hello to the RAMP BURGER topped with ramp butter, taleggio and slow-roasted red onions cooked in beef tallow. #SalvationBurger

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— By Brooklyn, the Carroll Gardens store selling food products and gifts made in Kings County, will close for good later this month. Proprietor Gaia DiLoreto had another location in Williamsburg, but that store is now closed too.

— And finally, here's a look at Lhasa Fast Food's momos, soups, and other Tibetan delicacies:

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