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Eggslut Chef Now Serving Burgers in Soho

Plus, an anti-holiday bar pops up in LES — and more intel

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Alvin Cailan burger
The “Emoji burger” from Alvin Cailan’s pop-up
Photo via Chefs Club Counter

Chef behind popular Eggslut in LA makes burgers and breakfast burritos in NYC

Alvin Cailan — the man behind Eggslut, an LA restaurant with a cult following — is now a chef-in-residence at Chefs Club Counter, the casual pop-up restaurant in Soho at 62 Spring Street. He’ll be around until February 27, 2018, serving a menu of burgers, salads, waffles, and breakfast burritos. At lunch, the Cailan menu at Chefs Club Counter will also have some burgers created by guest chefs, including Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Eleven Madison Park’s Daniel Humm. See the full menus at the bottom of the post. Earlier this year, Cailan had an Eggslut and a Paper Planes pop-up in the space, the latter based on a permanent restaurant he plans to open in New York.

Good Time pizza box
The pizza boxes promoting Good Time
Photo by Louise Palmberg via Good Time

Pizza boxes with Robert Pattinson’s face

Pizzerias around town will be serving up pies in boxes with actor Robert Pattinson’s face this weekend — part of a promo for the DVD release of movie Good Time, a heist film where a central scene happens in an NYC pizza parlor. Prince Street in Soho, Vinnie’s in Williamsburg, Scarr’s Pizza in LES, and four different locations of Two Boots have the boxes, which feature Pattinson and the film’s co-director/star Benny Safdie.

‘An anti-holiday pop-up bar’

In other entertainment world stunts, The Skinny bar in the Lower East Side has been transformed into “an anti-holiday pop-up bar” called Jingle Hell’s, part of a promotion for new SYFY show HAPPY! It starts today and will run through December 10th, offering cocktails such as the “Christmas Mourning,” “Silent Nightmare,” and the “Mother-in-Law.” Photos with a bad santa and sing-a-longs with “naughty carols” will take place, too. The show, starring Christopher Meloni and Patton Oswalt, is about a cynical hitman who one day starts seeing a relentlessly optimistic unicorn.

Ligaya Mishan visits a Thai dessert cafe

Times columnist Ligaya Mishan swoons over the Thai sweets at Elmhurst’s Khao Nom, where desserts “favor surprise and evanescence over sweetness.” She highlights dishes like a coconut cream steamed pudding, taro wedges with “a confoundingly light custard,” and rice-flour cakes. Savory snacks like curry puffs, corn fritters, crepes, and rice noodle rolls also get some love.

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