— Billy Durney is opening a commissary kitchen spinoff of his Red Hook hit Hometown Bar-B-Que in Sunset Park’s sprawling Industry City complex. Durney and his crew will use the space to prepare side dishes and catering orders, and they will run a small shop selling barbecue items during lunch. DNAinfo notes that the space will also feature a 100-seat catering and event hall. Durney is planning to open his Industry City kitchen early next year.
— Chipotle is opening a new shop around the corner from the forthcoming Williamsburg Whole Foods on North 4th Street.
— Here’s your daily dose of inspiration, courtesy of hospitality wizard Danny Meyer:
Collective psyche is a powerful dynamic. Just never allow it to trump your own.— Danny Meyer (@dhmeyer) June 28, 2016
— Pastry chef Tracy Obolsky, formerly of North End Grill and Cookshop, is planning to open a new bakery in Averne this summer called The Rockaway Beach Bakery. The chef also plans to sell some of her baked goods as well as sandwiches from a VW van on the beach.
— Dominique Ansel is gearing up to open a two-story location of his eponymous bakery in the Belgravia district of London. The shop will sell Cronuts, Frozen S'mores, Cookie Shots, and DKAs, plus a few location-specific items. It’s slated to open this fall.
The Village tavern, which was site of the historic protests that gave birth to the modern gay rights movement, became a city landmark last summer, and now it's the first national monument to LGBT rights.
— The cursed space at 422 East 9th Street that previously housed King Bee now has a new tenant. Signage is up in the window for a Korean restaurant called Thursday Kitchen. EV Grieve reports that the new small plates cafe is expected to open in about two weeks. King Bee closed earlier this month.
— The vendor behind the Biryani Cart on the corner of 46th Street and Sixth Avenue just opened another cart next door serving Philly-style cheesesteaks. It’s called Butcher’s Choice.
— A woman was stabbed inside the Koyzina Kafe on Williams Street in the Financial District yesterday morning. The stabbing happened after an argument between the woman and a man, who the police took into custody at the restaurant. She was taken to Bellevue in serious but non life-threatening condition.
— And finally, here’s a look at the Hellboy pizza from Paulie Gee’s: