— Williamsburg’s Chipotle is a little bit closer to opening. The burrito chain recently posted a job listing seeking about 30 employees for its new 130 North 4th St. location.
— A Budweiser truck flipped over on the BQE this morning, sending "America" beer cans everywhere. The driver is in stable condition.
— The owner of Upper West Side bakery La Toulousaine suddenly died last week of a heart attack. Jean-Francois Gatorze, 45, was beloved by locals for his croissants, baguettes, and friendly demeanor. His wife and co-owner Nora Salazar says the bakery will remain open. "He was a real artist," one regular said. "He was like Picasso. You don’t bug the guy when he’s painting. He was the artist in the kitchen, doing his art."
— A new cafe in Bed-Stuy will be celebrating lots of old media — VHS tapes, cassettes, vinyl, and zines. Playground Coffee Shop will sell the media products, coffee, and pastries, and events featuring artists and writers are forthcoming.
— Seth Rogen and his wife Lauren Miller visited the Museum of Ice Cream pop-up this weekend:
The museum, which has already sold out of tickets, runs at 100 Gansevoort St. until the end of the month.
— A new brewery is opening in Long Island City. Fifth Hammer will occupy a 5,000-square-foot space and feature a taproom that will serve beer and charcuterie.
— David Chang’s hot delivery-only restaurant Ando is now serving dan dan noodles as part of its Restaurant Week special, which changes every week and costs $13 for an entree, a La Croix, and a cookie.
— A cafe/co-working space called Brud is opening in the East Village, serving wraps, deli sandwiches, tea, and coffee.
— And finally, here’s why Smith & Wollensky’s prime rib is a steakhouse classic: