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Plus: The Pickle Guys make a move

Proof of the poke craze: The line at Pokeworks sometimes exceeds the one at Chick-fil-A
Proof of the poke craze: The line at Pokeworks sometimes exceeds the one at Chick-fil-A
Nick Solares

— Longtime Lower East Side pickle purveyor The Pickle Guys is moving. The tiny store filled with buckets of pickles will be relocating to 357 Grand St., joining the same building as fellow historic businesses Doughnut Plant and Kossar's Bialys.

Delivery Wars Update: Start-up Postmates has launched a 15-minutes-or-less delivery service in New York. Users between 34th Street and Bowery can choose from a curated lunch menu and receive food within 15 minutes. The launch comes right after Uber shut down its instant delivery service, which similarly promised lunch within ten minutes.

— Say goodbye to backyard drinking at Williamsburg's Crown Vic. The bar is closing, and rumor is that a development is taking over the site for a major project.

— A Barcade bartender and manager is trying to launch a line of Hell's Kitchen branded hot sauce. Flavors include West Side Red, Rockin' Rasta, and Cinnamon Ghost Punch.

— In other hot sauce news, the New York City Hot Sauce Expo is taking place this weekend in Brooklyn. A $10 general admission tickets grants you access to try more than 45 hot sauce vendors, and a $55 ticket adds on five beers, BBQ sandwiches, and a bottle of hot sauce.

— Another poke place is opening in New York. The logo of Poke Kitchen, at 127 East 39th St., says it will be hawking a "premium sashimi bowl," joining several other new NYC fast-casual restaurants serving the Hawaiian dish.

Poke Kitchen Kat Odell

— A line cook at Staten Island restaurant Colonnade Diner won $7 million in the lottery — and he plans to keep working there for the time being. Eduardo Reyes, 50, started at the diner about 17 years ago as a dishwasher. He plans to take his family on vacation and buy a house on Staten Island.

— Police are seeking a woman who tried to rob a fellow bargoer at Growler Bar with a knife. The victim, 25, said she was in the bar when the suspect put the knife against her face and demanded cash.

— And finally, here's how to make tacos like Empellon's Alex Stupak:

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