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Han Dynasty Expansion, Brunch and Barano, Shopsin’s on Caviar, and More Intel

Paul Sevingy is brining Sway back to life, plus more news and gossip from around NYC

[The dining room at Barano in Williamsburg]
[The dining room at Barano in Williamsburg]
Daniel Krieger

Chef Han Chiang is planning a new outpost of his popular Sichuan restaurant Han Dynasty in Downtown Brooklyn’s City Point development. A few portions of this sprawling retail/condo complex will make their debuts by the end of the year, but Han Dynasty Brooklyn will likely open in 2017. The new restaurant will be located in a 60,000 square foot dining concourse, and it will have a 100 seat dining room as well as a take-out kiosk. Chiang also has locations in the East Village and on the Upper West Side, as well as in Philadelphia — where the chain started — and New Jersey.

— Al Di Meglio’s Williamsburg Italian hot spot Barano launches brunch this weekend. The menu includes some of the pizzas and pastas from the dinner menu, as well as more breakfast-oriented items like an egg-topped faro bowl, mortadella hash, and lemon semolina pancakes. During brunch, Di Meglio will also serve a fried rabbit for two with pastelle, Calabrian hot sauce, and a parmesan-honey biscuit. Brunch rolls from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Check out the full menu here.

Kenny Shopsin’s enigmatic Essex Street Market restaurant Shopsin’s is now offering delivery via Caviar. The mac and cheese pancakes are available:

And so are Kenny’s famous sliders.

French health food restaurant Miss Paradis is slated to open next week. It will inhabit a space on the corner of Prince and Mulberry streets that was previously a vacant lot that Danny Meyer once eyed for a Shake Shack location.

Hungry City critic Ligaya Mishan visits Joy Luck Palace in Chinatown, which serves pig-shaped buns: "The piggies are cute, but a diversion. The truly great custard buns are neither ornamented nor anthropomorphized, but simply pale as ghosts, giving no hint of the lushness within: custard dark gold and voluptuous with salted duck yolk. It’s salty and sweet in the eternal battle that may as well be love."

Nightlife impresarios Paul Sevigny and Brian McPeck are planning to reopen Moroccan-themed lounge Sway on Spring Street this fall. The club near the Holland Tunnel, which hosted a popular Morrissey-themed party on Sundays, closed eight months ago. In other nightlife news: The people behind Baby’s All Right are going to open a new restaurant/music venue at 428 Lafayette Street in Noho this fall. No word yet on what type of food it will serve.

Brooklyn Bridge Park put out a request for proposals for the concession area at Pier 1 Terrace. For the last six years, this space has been occupied by the Garden Bar.

French cafe Crepes and Delices at 124 West 72nd Street is now closed for good.

— Furniture company West Elm is branching out into hotels with restaurants.

— And finally here's a look at the Eleven Madison Park's doughnut robot:

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