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Acclaimed Nordic Chef Starts Cooking Again in Williamsburg Tonight

Plus, fast-casual restaurant Cava Grill is still expanding

Mads Refslund
Danish chef Mads Refslund is cooking in New York again
Photo by Daniel Krieger

Famed Nordic chef starts a Williamsburg pop-up today

Chef Mads Refslund — the former Acme chef who helped launch the Nordic food craze in New York — is cooking in Williamsburg ahead of the opening of his new restaurant. He’s taking over fellow Nordic chef Claus Meyer’s bakery Meyers Bageri, located at 667 Driggs Avenue, for three nights a week. The pop-up restaurant, called Knightshift, has an a la carte menu divided into three sections: “on ice,” “baked,” and “sweets.” Potential dishes include raw chestnut and uni, baked apple with smoked bone marrow, and frozen pumpkin with yogurt and honey. Knightshift will be open on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 5:30 p.m. until the end of the year.

On Ice: bay scallop with raw chestnut milk and pea flowers

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Critic pleased by the new Eleven Madison Park digs

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Austin-style breakfast tacos will come to Wall Street

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Cava Grill opens its third location Nolita

Popular D.C.-based Mediterranean chain Cava has opened its newest location at 50 Spring Street, between Mulberry Street and Cleveland Place. The space has 35 seats and a furnished backyard. The bowl-based restaurant allows people to custom choose their grain bowls, pitas, and dips, with options such as spicy lamb meatballs and falafel. The company’s on an expansion kick: It’s raised more than $60 million in venture capital funding for growth.

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