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Ando Adds Dinner Service, Parm Expands to 42nd Street, and More Intel

Gigantic soup dumplings are headed to St. Mark’s Place, plus more news and gossip from around NYC

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[The bar at Three’s Brewing in Gowanus]
[Daniel Krieger]

David Chang’s delivery-only Momofuku restaurant Ando finally expanded its service to included dinner Monday through Friday, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The delivery zone stretches from 39th Street to East 65th Street between the East River and Eighth Avenue. The menu changes all the time, but today it includes dan dan noodles, chicken tenders, chicken over rice, and a ginger shrimp salad.

A new location of Major Food Group’s Italian American mini-chain Parm is coming to the Pod Times Square at 400 West 42nd St. near Ninth Avenue. The team applied for a liquor license inside the hotel, which is slated to open at the end of next year. DNAinfo notes that Major Food submitted a sample menu that includes a chicken parm dinner, baked ziti, and a roast beef hero with Italian fries. Parm Williamsburg opened last weekend, and Major Food is also planning an outpost in Downtown Brooklyn.

— File under "restaurant nightmares": A customer at Joy Burger Bar in Harlem ended up in the basement when a hatch in the dining room floor gave way during her meal. The customer’s husband said she was "seriously injured and in a lot of pain" after the incident. Members of the FDNY were able to rescue the woman by going into a small door on the side of the building. She’s currently in stable condition at St. Luke’s Hospital.

Mott Street cafe/artisanal grocery store Nolita Mart is now closed for good. A note on the door reads: "After 6 dedicated years, we have made a very hard decision to close our business. We set out to bring an authentic coffee experience and quality groceries to our friends, and in that we’ve succeeded."

The menu at a new St. Mark’s Place restaurant called Drunken Dumpling will include a massive, grapefruit-sized xiao long bao that will come with a straw. The dumpling chef, Qihui Guan, previously worked at Joe’s Shanghai.

— A sign in the window of Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield’s Salvation Burger notes that the restaurant will return in October. The team has spent the last several months repairing damage from a fire that ripped through the space in May.

Rumor has it that bar cars are returning to the Metro-North’s New Haven line. The brews stopped flowing on the commuter train back in 2014.

— German tennis star Boris Becker — who got busted having a tryst with his girlfriend at Nobu London 17 years ago — was spotted having lunch at Nobu 57 over the weekend with John McEnroe.

— And finally, here’s how to make a layer cake in the style of Christina Tosi: