— Danish superstar Claus Meyer’s Grand Central restaurant Agern is now open for lunch. Chef Gunnar Gíslason’s three-course lunch costs $75, while a two-course lunch costs $65. The tasting menus, including a vegetarian-focused one, will also be available.
— Forest Hills Lebanese restaurant Wafa’s closed over the weekend after five years in the neighborhood. Mother-son owners Wafa Chami and Joe Salameh are moving to California, and a kosher vegan restaurant will be taking over the space. "I’m going to miss all my customers," Chami says. "But I worked day and night. I'm tired."
— Meat Hook's butcher shop is starting a BYOB barbecue night on Mondays in its outdoor space. Meat Hook will be grilling sausages and hamburgers. The first session, from 6 pm to 9 pm, started this week. Many people in the neighborhood congregate at the space already, owner Brent Young says. "We might as well feed them," he says.
Young is also in talks to rent out part of Meat Hook Sandwich Shop's kitchen to chef friends as commissary space. It's a practical matter, he says. "Everyone is looking for commissary space," he says. "There is absolutely nothing available in Williamsburg."
— The cast of Hamilton celebrated their 11 Tony wins by partying until 5 a.m. at Tavern on the Green, where apparently people lined up just to stare at creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Other Broadway stars ended up at Baccarat Hotel for their Tonys after party. One "legendary actress" passed out in a Marie Antoinette room at the event.
— The owner of hot new West Village Indian restaurant Tapestry, Roni Mazumdar, has plans to open an international taco restaurant in Long Island City next. Wala Labs, to be located at 31-31 Thomson Ave., will serve tacos with fillings like Peking duck or Greek beans.
— Guaco Taco, an East Village restaurant that opened on May 20, hasn’t been open recently. The owners have not posted any signage giving a reason, leading to local speculation that it’s already closed.
— East Village restaurant Dahlia’s — which was shut down for underage drinking — has now papered up its windows as part of a temporary closure. A sign says it will remain closed until the liquor license issues is cleared up.
— A patron at Greenwich Village bar Off the Wagon was attacked twice while trying to take his friend’s purse from a thief.
— Cook Out NYC is hosting a barbecue pork rib competition on Saturday, with outdoor grilling from Blue Smoke, Hill Country, Fletcher’s, Dickson Meats, and pitmaster Robbie Richter. A $55 ticket includes all-you-can-eat-and-drink access to the event.
— And finally here’s how to cook a steak like Marc Forgione, at American Cut: