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Serpico Teases NYC Restaurant, A Tour of Eataly Downtown, and More Intel

Fordham student favorite The Jolly Tinker is now closed, plus more news and gossip from around NYC

[The table setting at Feast in the East Village]
[The table setting at Feast in the East Village]
Daniel Krieger

— Is Momofuku Ko's opening chef de cuisine/partner Peter Serpico coming back to New York City? On Instagram, the chef shared a "help wanted" sign with the message: "Looking for a Chef de Cuisine for New York. DM Me if you're interested or tag someone that might be." He also mentions @StarrRestaurants. Four years ago, after leaving the Momofuku empire, the chef teamed up with Stephen Starr to open Serpico in Philadelphia. The restaurant earned rave reviews. Starr’s last three NYC projects — Le Coucou, Upland, and The Clocktower — were built to highlight the talents of rock star chefs, so it would make sense for the prolific restaurateur to open something big with Serpico around his old stomping grounds. In April 2014, Starr remarked: "Peter wants to open here in New York, so I'm looking for a place for him, too." Eater has reached out to the Starr camp for more details. But if you hear anything about this new project, please let us know.

— Here’s a tour of Eataly Downtown, which is slated to open next Thursday, August 11:

Eataly Downtown Preview

Publicado por Eater NY em Terça, 2 de agosto de 2016

Portland, Oregon pizza mini-chain Sizzle Pie is headed to Bushwick. Eater PDX reports that owners Matt Jacobson and Mikey McKennedy have locked down a space, but construction likely won’t begin for another six to nine months because the building has to be zoned for commercial use. Jacobson notes: "We signed a lease [in New York City] a couple of months ago....We've both spent time there, and nothing [back east] was really doing anything like were doing, so we thought we could resonate really well out there." The restaurant specializes in meat-topped pies, as well as vegan and gluten-free pizzas.

46-year-old Bedford Park watering hole The Jolly Tinker closed last month. The bar was perennially popular with Fordham students. A new operator has applied for a liquor license in this space.

Bon Appetit just released its 50 Best New Restaurants of 2016 list. Representing New York are Wildair, Bar Goto, Mimi, Superiority Burger, and Te Company.

— Animal rights protestors from Collectively Free crashed The Great Brooklyn Lobster Boil at Industry City on Sunday.

The second location of Tompkins Square Bagels is now slated to open next month at 184 Second Ave between East 11th and East 12th streets.

A restaurateur named Luca Vincenzini is looking to take over the Orchard Street space that currently houses Goodfella’s pizzeria. Vincenzini wants to open an outpost of Trapizzino, which is a chain specializing in stuffed pizza pockets, at this address.

Dunkin’ Donuts is offering free delivery in select Brooklyn and Manhattan neighborhoods this week via DoorDash.

— A barber/cafe called Three Seat Espresso is coming to the former Top A Nails space at 137 Avenue A. The proprietors are applying for a beer and wine license.

— Tribeca cafe Mulberry & Vine just switched to a credit card-only payment system.

The Hard Times Sundaes stand at Urbanspace Vanderbilt is now offering a breakfast burger in the morning. It’s made with two eggs, bacon, cheese, and a beef patty on a Kaiser roll.

Arcade Bakery in Tribeca will be closed from August 8 through September 6 for a summer break.

Jeremiah Moss takes a peek into the Midtown space that previously housed Cafe Edison: "As you can see, the place has been white-washed. No more pink and blue. And, from a distance, those columns look suspiciously smooth--has all the antique filigree been scraped away?" It’s being turned into a new location of casual New American restaurant Friedman’s.

— And finally, here’s Hugh Acheson making Kris Jenner’s nachos: