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Papaya King Flavored Potato Chips, Bruno Brunch Pop-Up, and More Intel

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Plus Ted Cruz visits a matzah bakery and more NYC restaurant news and gossip

The Papaya King hot dog truck
The Papaya King hot dog truck
Nick Solares

— Papaya King has teamed up with Wise Foods to produce loaded chili cheese dog-flavored potato chips, inspired by the chain's famous franks. The potato chips are available at local retailers that carry the brand, and starting next month, Papaya King will be giving away bags with all orders of chili cheese hot dogs.

— Fresh off the heels of a terrible meet-and-greet at a restaurant in the Bronx, GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz toured a matzah bakery in Brooklyn on Thursday. It went better, but the Chabad Neshama Model Matzah Bakery tells DNAinfo it will not be endorsing the candidate.

— In other political food news, Bernie Sanders told Seth Meyers that he went to the Brooklyn Diner to eat this week. He had chicken soup, his go-to order.

— This weekend, Bruno Pizza is hosting James Beard-nominated baker Rick Easton from Bread and Salt Bakery in Pittsburgh for a pop-up brunch. Expect bombolini.

— On Monday April 11, Minton's will hold an industry night event hosted by Eamon Rockey and Bryce Schulman, AKA the Betony Boys, who will provide libations and sustenance. Additionally, All'onda chef Chris Jaeckle will be the DJ. The fun kicks off at 10 p.m., and you can RSVP to guarantee admission.

— Williamsburg waterfront cafe Pudge Knuckles has been seized for tax evasion. According to the NY State's Department of Taxation and Finance the cafe owes $132,551 in sales tax.

— Two former Stephen Starr employees are trying to get a liquor license for a new Vietnamese restaurant on St. Marks Place. They will go before Community Board 3 on April 18 to try and get approval for the space last housed Luca Lounge.

— The Pickle Guys will don gas masks and grind fresh horseradish for Passover, which begins later this month. The annual tradition creates quite a spectacle on Essex Street, with long lines of patrons hungry for the fiery horseradish for their Seder plates.

— Luke's Lobster and No. 7 Park — a hot dog concert from the No. 7 crew — have opened seasonal outposts in Brooklyn Bridge Park in Dumbo. The two popular sandwich chains will share space within the park's Smokestack Building.

— Finally, here is a look at sushi chef David Bouhadana visiting a traditional Japanese tea house in NYC:


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