SF’s popular bean-to-bar chocolate factory is headed for NYC
San Francisco’s top chocolatier Dandelion Chocolate is bringing its rich and decadent wares to New York City. From Saturday, November 25 through Sunday, December 3, the sweets shop will post up at 180 Ninth Avenue from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. with goodies like four kinds of hot chocolate, s’mores, canelés, toffee, chocolate chip cookies, double shot cookies (espresso and chocolate), single-origin brownie flights, gingerbread tart, chocolate bars, and more.
An exclusive London club is eyeing Union Square
London celebrity hot spot and very exclusive private club 5 Hertford Street is reportedly about to sign a lease in Union Square. The membership-only space is notoriously guarded and difficult to access, but it is lushly decorated with rich prints, several fireplaces, statement chandeliers, and a rowdy downstairs restaurant and lounge. Here in NYC, Avenue magazine reports that 5 Hertford Street will have a different name and some rooms to stay overnight.
Online cocktail brand hosts real-life pop-up
Yet another holiday pop-up is here, this one in the form of drinks. Online cocktail equipment purveyor W&P has set up shop at 171 Elizabeth Street through the end of the year to display its goods for sale — shakers, bottle openers, and more — alongside a full schedule of food and drink tastings. Expect Shake Shack burger drops, book signings, coffee tastings, and more.
Zagat parody ‘Zagrat’ locates hot spots for rats
In a truly excellent burn on restaurant rating system Zagat, street installation artist Hunter Fine has created Zagrat. Fine installed actual “squeakeasies” around NYC with punny names like The Traphouse and Pestropolis, along with a well-designed website that rates them all. For a morning chuckle, check it out here.
Turntable’s Korean fried chicken returns to the East Village
After being closed for several months, it looks like Turntable 5060 (235 East Fourth Street) will reopen as Tapanju Turntable on December 1. For a look at Turntable’s top-notch Korean fried chicken, watch below: