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Mr. Bing to Open in UrbanSpace Vanderbilt, Grand Banks Gets a New Spot, and More Intel

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A burger in a burrito, dinner in a doughnut, and more NYC news

Mr. Bing will open net week at UrbanSpace Vanderbilt at 230 Park Ave.
Melissa McCart is the editor for Eater New York.

— Food market and festival vendor Mr. Bing will officially debut next week at UrbanSpace Vanderbilt in the spot formerly occupied by Ovenly, serving a menu of jianbing, Chinese crepe sandwiches.

Burgrito’s has opened in Park Slope (173 4th Ave.), the second location following its Long Island flagship. Though the shop features salads, veggie burgers, fries, and a straightforward burger on brioche, the $10 burgrito is a beef patty rolled with bacon, lettuce, tomato, cheese, onion, chipotle sauce, and fries.

The Grand Banks crew has new summer digs called Island Oyster at Soissons Landing on Governors Island from May through September. In addition to this location, in-season Grand Banks options will include The Governor, a decommissioned FDNY fireboat that will serve as a restaurant/bar in various on-the-water locations, along with Grand Banks at Pier 25.

The Doughnut Project (10 Morton St.) is turning dinner into a doughnut, with restaurant series doughnuts available weekends starting Friday, Jan. 20. Look for the West Village Quality Eats-inspired doughnut, featuring a jalapeño and apple jelly filled number with peanut butter glaze and bacon topping. It’s followed by concoctions inspired by Gramercy Tavern and Lupa.

— “Bring an appetite, but leave your mind behind, when you drop into Honeybrains,” writes Steve Cuozzo.

— Boiled meats can actually be a beautiful thing when it’s bollito misto, “mixed boil” in Italian. Part of the Maccioni restaurant group that includes Le Cirque, Circo (120 W. 55th St.) features the menu for the week of Jan. 23, a four-course dinner with bollito the star, a dish that includes offal, chicken, and cotechino, served with mostarda. It’s $49 per person, with more information here.

21 Greenpoint in Brooklyn now offers weekend lunch from $8 to $14, from 11am-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays, with dinner starting at 6pm. (The prix-fixe 21 Sunday service remains an option.) Look for dishes like hot and numbing fried chicken, fried fish sandwiches, and Island Creek oysters.

— When you need a coffee somewhere between 60th and 100th on Central Park West, one of the few shops on the stretch now resides in the New York Historical Society (170 Central Park West) is the Parliament Espresso & Coffee Bar. It’s part of the Starr Catering Group that opens at 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., serving La Virgen Coffee Estates and pastries.

— From Eater critic Robert Sietsema: While the city now has almost too many Texas-style barbecues to count — including Hometown, Morgan’s, and the Hill Country and Mighty Quinn’s chains — until recently you couldn’t eat it if you kept kosher. Well, now kosher barbecues in Brooklyn are becoming a thing; after all, there’s a fundamental compatibility between beef-based barbecue and traditional Jewish dietary laws. Best is year-old Izzy’s Smokehouse in Crown Heights (397 Troy Ave, Brooklyn), where the brisket is fatty, with a bright pink smoke ring. Also good, but considerably more expensive, is the cudgel-sized beef rib. If you want cheap, try the well-dressed, all-beef Polish sausage in a hot dog bun.

— Last, in a tribute to Mr. Bing, behold the Chinese crepe: