DaDong roast duck restaurant opens in November, accepts resys
Though hotly anticipated, high-end Chinese roasted duck chain DaDong was originally slated to hit Midtown in December, according to the resaturant’s website, the launch has been moved up to November. Reservations go live for its $98 Michelin-starred birds on Wednesday, October 11, at 3 p.m.
Supermoon Bakehouse sold out quickly this weekend
SF baker Ry Stephen’s new LES bakery with decadent croissant-muffin hybrid pastries is already a hot ticket. Supermoon opened its doors on Saturday morning at 8 a.m., and by 11, it had already sold out of the entire menu. The bakery offers cruffins, doughnuts, and stuffed croissants in a variety of over-the-top flavors, including a banana split sundae croissant and a lychee berry jelly croissant.
Drinking for a cause
Tonight, from 7 p.m to 4 a.m., Astoria bar The Bonnie will hold a fundraiser for Stewart Whalley, the beloved bartender from sister bar Sweet Afton, who was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. There will be a live DJ, a silent auction, a raffle, plus food and drinks. You can also donate here.
Il Mulino Tribeca nearly ready to launch
Tribeca Citizen has a look inside Il Mulino’s newest expenses account affair, which lands at 361 Greenwich Street in the previous Tablao home. With furniture in place — including Tablao mirrors and rear wallpaper — a debut appears imminent.
In other opening news
The second location for London-based Japanese fusion mega-chain Wagamama landed in the East Village last week, replacing an M2M grocery store on Third Avenue at 11th Street. Gothamist notes that the space is significantly smaller than the Fifth Avenue flagship, which debuted last year. Ummburger, not to be confused with Umami Burger, is now opened at 99 First Ave at Sixth Street. EV Grieve shares the menu, which ranges from wasabi tempura rings to a Trufflegassem burger with aged cheddar, caramelized onions, bacon, and a balsamic glaze. There’s also a drinks menu of Ummazing Chalices, which involves a 38-ounce fish bowl cocktail served on dry ice, filled with with a medley of very sweet sounding intoxicants. Ev Grieve also reports that those behind the East Village’s The Belfry bar have launched The Fern at 166 First Avenue near 10th Street. No other details just yet. And finally, over in Brooklyn, NY Post gets word that Australian coffee honcho Phil Di Bella of Brisbane’s Di Bella Coffee is building a 2,700-square-foot cafe and coffee roasting facility under the name Abbotsford Road Coffee Specialists. The 2,700-square-foot space at 573 Sackett St. in Gowanus will seat 40 and sell baked goods.