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Saluggi's expands to the Lower East Side, plus more news and gossip from around NYC

[Coming soon to the former Sock Man space on St. Mark's Place: Lab-321 rolled ice cream]
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Michael Jacober is planning to open another location of his Caribbean restaurant Glady's at 453 Rogers Avenue in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. The new location is about three times bigger than the Crown Heights original, and he plans to serve a similar menu. The members of the CB9 gave initial approval to Jacober's liquor license application. No word yet on when Gladys 2.0 will open.

Anthony Bourdain is launching a live tour to coincide with the release of his book with Laurie Woolever, Appetites: A Cookbook. The stage show is described as "an unyielding, brutally honest monologue reflecting on diverse culture, street cuisine and his travels to lesser-known locations around the world." Bourdain will be at the Barnes & Noble near Union Square on the book's release date, October 25.

Batard's co-owner/maitre d' John Winterman reviews the new restaurant-themed play Fully Committed: "While I cannot attest to the percentage of current or former restaurant staff in the audience at the show that I attended, I can attest to the gasps of mild shock, quickly turned into eruptive laughter, at situations so over-the-top as to suspend belief. But the characters in Fully Committed are—and I would take an oath on this—all too real. "

— The proprietors of Saluggi's Pizza in Tribeca are expanding to the space at 399 Grand Street that previously housed The Comfort and Noah's Ark Deli. The new location of the pizzeria is slated to open in early July.

— Leo DiCaprio and his new girlfriend, supermodel Roxy Horner, visited East Side tourist trap Serendipity 3 on Sunday.

— Restaurant mystery: Why did Battery Park City food hall Le District black out the word "buvette" from its signage recently? Did it run into trouble with the West Village restaurant Buvette, perhaps?

In the new comic book Harley Quinn and Her Gang of Harleys, the Suicide Squad member and her gang beat the crap out of the "Hipster Mafia" at an outdoor Brooklyn food fair that looks an awful lot like Smorgasburg.

— DumplingGo on Second Avenue is currently closed, but EV Grieve notes that work is being done inside and the team applied for a liquor license. According to a Yelp message, the restaurant is slated to return on May 28. Here's a look at the current state of DumplingGo:

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— A new restaurant is coming to a 5,000 square-foot space at 360 Furman Street across from Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn Heights. Commercial Observer reports that this new dining establishment will be part of the ONE15 Marina development. No word yet on who is operating this restaurant, or what type of food it will serve.

— Legendary Murray Hill specialty foods store Kalustyan's now has 20,000 products from 75 countries.

— And finally, here are seven sushi rules you're probably breaking:

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