Hit SF Greek fast-casual restaurant available briefly in NYC
Food from popular San Francisco Greek mini-chain Souvla — an Eater SF 38 member known for rotisserie meat pitas and salads — will be available in New York for a brief time this week. The restaurant will be offering most of its menu of sandwiches, fries, and salads via delivery on Caviar on Thursday, October 19 and on Friday, October 20. The restaurant’s frozen Greek yogurt and drinks won’t be available, but favorites like its Greek fries and its lamb sandwich with harissa-spiced yogurt will be.
A look at the celebrity-packed life and times of Le Cirque
Post columnist Steve Cuozzo is hopeful for Le Cirque reopening elsewhere after its planned closure, but with the history its had, “it can only be a faint shadow of the restaurant that once lit up the town like no other before or since,” he writes. The original version was a destination for ’80s-era over-the-top luxury, more fun than 21 Club or the Four Seasons, he says. The whole piece — a history of the restaurant packed with celebrity anecdotes — is worth checking out.
Brooklyn diner waitress charged with scamming an elderly regular
A server at Flatlands restaurant Arch Diner allegedly stole nearly $500,000 from an 84-year-old widow who dined there frequently. Alicia Legall, 46, reportedly took the woman’s social security number and banking information and forged 75 different checks with the woman’s signature. The Brooklyn District Attorney’s office charged Legall on Tuesday with grand larceny, criminal possession of a forged instrument, and identity theft for the crime.
A new Brazilian restaurant opens in Harlem, and other openings and coming attractions
A former window display decorator took his design skills to transform an empty lot in Harlem into an open-air Brazilian restaurant called Vidigal. Ramiro Silos, who’s from Brazil, serves a menu of traditional fare like steaks and feijoada, a black bean and pork stew. Over in Long Island City, a wood-fired pizza restaurant called Piatto LIC will start cooking up pizza, charred octopus, and more on October 23. Hell’s Kitchen Chinese restaurant Chong Qing Xiao Mian is expanding to the East Village.
A return of a vegetarian Canadian beer hall
Chef Amanda Cohen’s Lower East Side vegetarian restaurant Dirt Candy is bringing back its weekly Great Canadian Beer Hall pop-up on Mondays. The menu includes poutines, nachos, cheese fries, and Moose Ears, fried dough shaped that can be topped with Nutella, PB&J, or cinnamon sugar. Cocktails, beer, and music will also be Canadian.