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Carla Hall Hints at NYC Expansion, Staten Island Legend to Be Replaced by Bank, and More Intel

A restaurateur finally nabs The Butterfly space, plus more news and gossip from around NYC

[The dining room at Huertas]
[Daniel Krieger]

Although Carla Hall had previously mentioned plans to bring Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen to Washington D.C., now it sounds like she’s focusing on the original location on Columbia Street in Brooklyn — and she might open "a couple" more outposts in the NYC area. The TV chef says that José Andrés advised her to spend time in one place before expanding. At an event, Hall told Eater D.C.: "He said use those relationships to open two to three more in the same city."

83-year-old Staten Island tavern Schaffer’s is closing at some point in the near future to make way for a bank. SILive notes that this is Staten Island’s longest-running family-owned eating and drinking establishment. The bar specializes in corned beef, pastrami, and smoked sausages. No word yet on an exact closing date, but the bank plans to open its new branch next year.

Hungry City critic Ligaya Mishan visits NYC’s two new Filipino taquerias, 2nd City and Swell Dive. On the former: "Some of the better offerings are more allusive, like fried-chicken sliders with Japanese katsu sauce, transfigured by a bright streak of calamansi. Tacos — one of barracuda poached in clarified butter, another of slow-braised short rib — are anointed with sinigang, a tangy tamarind soup, and turned prickly with perforated curls of chicharrones."

Mah-Ze-Dahr, the West Village bakery from popular wholesale/online baker Umber Ahmad, is slated to open at 28 Greenwich Avenue next week.

Next week, Documentary Now will parody Jiro Dreams of Sushi with an episode titled Juan Likes Chicken and Rice. A tipster sends in a photo of this poster for the episode, which looks like fake restaurant plywood. It was spotted along Seventh Avenue in the West Village:

The Dallas BBQ customer who knocked another patron to the ground and stomped on his head at the Chelsea location of the chain last summer was just sentenced to nine years in prison.

After a legal battle with the Rosa Mexicano chain, Upper East Side restaurant Selena Rosa Mexicano agreed to change its name to simply Selena Rosa. The owners can’t use the words Mexico or Mexican anywhere on the menu.

— On The Tonight Show the other evening, Jimmy Fallon and Michael B. Jordan ate cheesesteaks from David Chang’s delivery-only restaurant Ando:

The owners of Terra in Tribeca are planning a new Italian restaurant right across the street in the West Broadway space that previously housed The Butterfly. Dubbed Attraversiamo, the new restaurant will serve fresh pasta and seafood.

— Starting next Wednesday, Genuine Roadside in Gotham West Market is teaming up with Ivan Orkin to serve a special dish called Ivan’s Genuine Veggie Burger. The patty is made with mushrooms, onions, edamame, eggplant, garlic, miso, barley, and apples. It’s served with cheddar cheese and a fried egg on a bun with a side of fries for $10. The special will be available through the month of October.

— And finally, here’s a look at the bicycle ice cream machine at Ample Hills: