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Hell’s Kitchen Restaurant Sued for Allegedly Serving Tacos With Stone

Plus, celebrity hotspot Beautique closes for renovations

Dutch Fred’s
The dining room at Dutch Fred’s
Photo via Dutch Fred’s

A stone inside a taco left ‘permanent injuries’

A diner claims that he suffered permanent injuries after biting into a taco with a stone at Hell’s Kitchen restaurant and cocktail bar Dutch Fred’s. Neal Lerner sued the restaurant, alleging that he suffered “serious, severe, and permanent injuries” from a stone inside cauliflower tacos. He’s seeking unspecified damages. The menu lists $14 roasted sriracha cauliflower tacos with cilantro aiolia and jicama radish.

Celebrity fave restaurant Beautique closed ‘indefinitely’ for renovations

Lots of staff at Midtown restaurant and lounge Beautique were suddenly laid off on Monday ahead of a renovation due to flooding in the space. Remaining staff at the restaurant, known for being a favorite of Real Housewives, told customers that it would be “closed indefinitely,” but sources tell Page Six that management want to reopen it soon.

Sullivan Street Bakery pop-up in Hell’s Kitchen

As bread master Jim Lahey renovates the 533 West 47th Street location of his restaurant and bakery, he will be hosting a pop-up right across the street starting Wednesday. The Hell’s Kitchen Sullivan Street Bakery Pop-Up will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, offering coffee, bread, and baked goods. The permanent outpost will reopen this winter with updates, including an expansion of the cafe.

Critic does not find the robot Shake Shack that much faster

Post columnist Steve Cuozzo visits the new Astor Place Shake Shack without cashiers, and he finds that the system is not much faster than other Shacks across the city. It only reduced his time by about a minute compared to the locations on Flatbush in Brooklyn and on East 86th Street, he writes. “Both locations might even beat Astor Place on days when rain-soaked customers didn’t swell their lines, which happened on my visits,” he says. Eater critic Robert Sietsema had a different experience when he went earlier this month, finding that the lack of a line to the cashier helped.

Momo crawl takes place on Sunday

A Momo Crawl returns to Jackson Heights for the sixth year in a row. A $10 passport gets crawlers access to $1 momos at more than 20 participating restaurants. The event will take place on Sunday, November 5th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. For people who do not want to travel by foot, two vintage trolleys will take people on the perimeter of the crawl. All proceeds go to Students for a Free Tibet. For a look at another momo shack, check out this video:

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