Kith x Carbone
Uber-hip streetwear brand Kith has partnered with Major Food Group’s Italian-American restaurant Carbone for some new gear. Kith’s founder Ronnie Fieg is apparently good friends with MFG’s Jeff Zalaznick, leading to a series of hoodies and T-shirts emblazoned with the names of Kith and Carbone. It’s yet another move in building up the myth of Carbone — the super-exclusive and snazzy red sauce restaurant has also been immortalized in Drake songs. The clothes go on sale Monday at 11 a.m.
DaDong reservations fired up
People are apparently already super psyched for the opening of New York’s location of acclaimed Chinese roast duck restaurant DaDong. Shortly after reservations opened up last week, the restaurant received some 2,500 reservations within two hours. The chain, which has Michelin stars at multiple location, opens its Bryant Park location in December. The restaurant still has reservations available for the month, with Christmas Eve and Christmas Day tables opening up this Friday. Book a table here.
Popular dumpling shop expected to open on Friday
Temporarily closed Chinatown restaurant Lan Zhou Handmade Noodle and Dumpling — previously spelled Lam Zhou — says it will be reopening Friday, October 20, now at 40 Bowery. Previously, owners said it may be ready by today, but a new sign on the store shows an updated debut of later this week. The original outpost suddenly closed in August, much to the dismay of dumpling connoisseurs. The new location will be bigger, with an expanded menu.
Political scandal in restaurant shuttering
A Rockaway councilman is accusing another city councilwoman of using her position to shutter a Broad Channel restaurant called Bayview Grille & Marina. Eric Ulrich claims that Glendale councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley sent government agencies after the restaurant after her sons were assaulted outside. He’s filed a complaint with the conflicts of interest board, but Crowley says she only did what any mother would do: call the police.
Longtime Chelsea deli shutters, and other openings and closings
Chelsea Deli and Bakery at 23rd Street and Eighth Avenue has closed its doors. It was previously called Breadstix and S.G.S. Donuts and had been around since at least 1999. Signage for the Village Pourhouse in the East Village has finally come down, making room for a new location of sports bar chain The Ainsworth. A cafe and retailer called Tea Dealers is opening soon on Avenue B, and a Sichuan restaurant on the Lower East Side called Tang Hotpot looks pretty close to opening, too.