LA comedian sues longtime dive Doc Holliday’s
Los Angeles comedian Julian McCullough is reportedly suing established East Village dive bar Doc Holliday’s, claiming that an employee physically attacked him in December 2016. Bedford + Bowery reports that the complaint says McCullough “sustained severe and permanent injuries, personal injuries to his head, limbs, body and nervous system and has been rendered sick, sore, lame and disabled,” and asks for “just and proper” relief.
A shutter, a move, a sad swap, and a triumphant return
Currently, the furthest south Ben & Jerry’s in Manhattan is on 44th Street. But, signage just went up for the ice cream shop at 24 Saint Mark’s Place. Over in Chinatown, recently shuttered and beloved 30-year-old diner Cup & Saucer has quickly transformed into yet another slice shop. Canal Pizza will soon open in its place at 89 Canal Street. Nearby, two more longtime joints will shutter in the East Village: Cuban restaurant Agozar closes November 30 after 15 years, and International Bar is officially closed in its original home, but merely moved down the block to 102 First Avenue. Finally, up in Midtown West, chain pizzeria Neapolitan Express will open at 1691 Broadway.
Bright restaurants are taking over Manhattan
A lighter and brighter restaurant aesthetic has spread through Manhattan, Bloomberg notes. Influenced by social media photos and the influx of strong Japanese style, newcomer restaurants like Fairfax, Milos, Lobster Club, and Okuda all have interiors that will help parents keep their cell phone flashlights in their pockets.
A belated critic visit to Manhattan’s Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare
Nearly a year after its opening, the Manhattan outpost of Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare gets a visit from New York magazine restaurant critic Adam Platt. Despite initially dragging his feet, the curmudgeonly critic begrudgingly admits to loving his meal, which was a parade of bites like a mackerel and kelp tart, toasted brioche topped with uni and truffles, black cod bouillabaisse, and quail with dijonnaise and pomegranate reduction.