— In #ADayWithoutImmigrant news, Hecho en Dumbo will be closed today for the protests, along with both locations of Miss Lily’s, Jin Ramen at 82nd and Amsterdam, Marc Meyer and Vicki Freeman’s Rosie’s (for lunch), Land Thai Kitchen at 81st and Amsterdam, and Silver Moon Bakery on 105th and Broadway, reports West Side Rag. Yesterday, Eater NY reported that all Blue Ribbon locations will be closed today, along with Frankies 457 Spuntino and Prime Meats. UPDATE: Beatrice Inn
—Kahlo will open at 525 West 29 St., inspired by travels through Mexico, say co-owners Paula and Fernando Lopez. The menu will include sopa de lima with chicken broth and pimiento, basil guacamole served with jicama and corn tortillas, empanadas, braised chicken, and fish of the day.
— Dominique Ansel chased a pastry thief five blocks down the street, he says. “Thanks to my team today, 5 of us who ran after the thief with me.”
Can't believe I chased a thief down the street for 5 blocks today. When I caught up to him, I discovered what he stole: 8 pieces of DKA (he already ate 2). When the cops came, we found out he was serial thief in the neighborhood. Thanks to my team today, 5 of us who ran after the thief with me. #DKA #kouignamann #adayinthelife (For the record, they were @dominiqueanselkitchen Brown Sugar DKA's, on the left. Our original Bakery version is on the right).
— Pinch Chinese (177 Prince Street) is now open Soho, serving dumplings, are dan dan noodles, Sichuan-style cumin ribs Cantonese-style cod, and more.
— “Basically, everything is shutting down in North Greenpoint,” laments Free Williamsburg, over recent restaurant closings.
— Charcuterie Masters will take place in Flushing Town Hall Feb. 25th, a competition that brings together over two dozen makers, including Rodrigo Duarte, Caseiro E Bom in Newark, John Harkness of Prime Meats of Brooklyn and Hugue Dufour of M. Wells Steakhouse in Long Island City. Tickets are $60 per person.