The NoMad ranks high in best bars list
This year’s ranking of “The World’s 50 Best Bars” came out last night, and Will Guidara and Daniel Humm’s hotel bar in The NoMad made it to No. 3 on the list. Besides naming it the third best bar in the world, the William Reed Business Media-run awards declared The NoMad the best bar in all of North America. Other New York bars made a showing, too. FiDi cocktail bar The Dead Rabbit, which took last year’s No. 1 spot, slid in at No. 5 this year, and LES cocktail speakeasy Attaboy ranked No. 8. See the full list here.
Chinese street food purveyor Mr Bing goes on expansion kick
Pop-up market regular Mr Bing — which makes the Chinese street food jianbing — has opened its pop-up at 115 Saint Marks Place, near Avenue A. The grand-opening party for the brick-and-mortar space will be Saturday, October 14, where the first 100 customers will get a free jianbing. It will be there until the end of the year. The savory pancake-like dish will also be at a permanent cart in Flatiron at 25th Street and Fifth Avenue later this month, and before the end of the year, Mr Bing will also have a restaurant in Chelsea, located at 152 West 28th Street, between Sixth and Seventh avenues.
Japanese chain’s casual seafood outpost opens soon
Wokuni, a casual sushi restaurant from Japanese company Tokyo Ichiban Foods, makes its debut next week in Murray Hill. The new restaurant at 325 Lexington Avenue, near 39th Street, gets all its fish from a farm that the company owns. The izakaya will serve fish both raw and cooked, including grilled and fried with tempura. It will be an affordable entrance into the sushi market — sushi will will cost $17 for eight pieces, and sashimi will cost between $20 and $35.
New York bartender is doing really, really well on Jeopardy
Local bartender Austin Tyler Rogers has won Jeopardy seven days in a row — landing more than $300,000. More than that, he has been very charming on the show, garnering many fans on social media. The secret: Rogers has watched “hundreds and hundreds of episodes,” he says. “I’m not saying there’s a system or a code, but if you watch enough, you’ll start seeing things repeat.”
Anthony Bourdain talks to Wylie Dufresne for cookbook launch
Scientist-chef Wylie Dufresne is having a party for the launch of Wd~50: The Cookbook, and globe-trotting TV chef Anthony Bourdain will be there to talk to him about it. Tickets for the event on October 26 at New Lab in the Brooklyn Navy Yard cost $100. They include a copy of the book, drinks, and food from Fuku, Du’s Donuts, and ice cream from OddFellows.