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Pommes Frites Update, Rockaway Taco Owner's Next Project, and More Intel

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Plus: an all you can eat breakfast this weekend

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The dining room at Babu Ji
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— Del Posto is doubling down on the upscale aspects of the restaurant. They bought new white leather chairs, servers now wear new suits, and diners receive warm hand towels before their meal that are "suffused with rosemary oil." "We want you to feel kind of coddled in here," says general manager Jeff Katz.

— Pommes Frites' eventual reopening moved forward this week after the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the popular french fry restaurant's storefront design, which includes wooden signage. The restaurant, which lost its longtime East Village location to gas explosion, has been trying to reopen at 128 MacDougal St. in Greenwich Village. Owner Omer Shorshi last said they're aiming to debut this month.

— A pie shop called Daly Pie is opening in Prospect Heights on Vanderbilt Avenue. The bakery, which started as an online shop, offers seasonal fruit pies, savory pies, and more.

— The trial over the teen who slashed a busboy at Greenwich Village restaurant Silver Spurs is still going on. Most recently, court papers showed that 16-year-old Domincio Howington said he pulled out a knife to show that he's "not a p--sy." Silver Spurs employee Bobby Bardot needed 130 stitches on his chin. Howington's attorney says he acted in self-defense.

— A Queens soup kitchen that was displaced by a luxury rental building has now found a new home. Masbia Soup Kitchen Network in Rego Park, which offers groceries and hot meals, will be reopening in Forest Hills in a 3,800-square-foot space at 105-49 64th Road.

— Tasting room Humboldt & Jackson is offering a $9.99 breakfast buffet this Sunday, by chef Paul Heiler. Options include soft scrambled eggs with creme fraiche and chives, house beet-cured gravlax with smoked tarragon, and Belgian waffles.

— A fight at Tribeca nightclub Haus left a 26-year-old party promoter with a bloody gash on his head. The attacker punched him, put him in a headlock, and bit his stomach. It's unclear what provoked the situation.

— Ligaya Mishan visits Bushwick Pakistani grilled meat restaurant BK Jani in the latest Hungry City. She declares that BK Jani serves one of the city's best burgers, but she's impressed by all the meats on the menu, from the seekh kebabs to the chicken tikka. "You could throw a dart at the menu blindfolded and still be happy," she writes.

— The owner of the shuttered Rockaway Taco is planning to open a surf museum with a bakery in the Rockaways. David Selig and surf instructor Fernando Pires hope that the bakery and surfboard rentals will help support the museum, which will be dedicated to surf culture.

— Eater's own Robert Sietsema is doing a book signing tonight for "New York in a Dozen Dishes," which was nominated for an International Association of Culinary Professionals award this year. He will be at the Brooklyn Museum from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

— And finally, here's how to make Babu Ji's Jesse Singh makes a curry base:

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