— There’s a three-alarm fire in Midtown that started in the duct work of TSQ Brasserie (723 7th Ave.) around 5 a.m., say fire authorities. More than 140 firefighters responded to the blaze, the Post reports. The fire has spread to other parts of the 12-story building.
— “She really wanted to have it her way.” A woman took $50 from a guy with a walker at a Bronx Burger King. When he took out the bill to pay, she snatched it from the counter, pushed the man aside, and ran, reports the Daily News.
— H Mart is opening at 2828 Broadway in what had been D’Agostino. If it’s like the shop the Korean-owned grocery opened in Jericho in October, the 60,000 square-foot space includes a food court with bibimbap, a patisserie, and a Korean fried chicken counter.
— Melt Bakery is opening on Thursday at 111 Front St. in Dumbo serving ice cream cookie sandwiches, the newest spot following Orchard Street location and High Line outpost. Look for $5 chocolate chip walnut with vanilla sandwiches, red velvet meltcakes with cream cheese, and molasses cookies with pumpkin ice cream.
— Starting Friday, it’s New York City Beer Week, with the kickoff party at the Brooklyn Expo Center, starting at 5:30 p.m. for VIPs ($70 a ticket) and 6:30 p.m. for general admission ($55 a ticket). Look for 50-plus brews and vendors from LIC Flea. Check out the programming here along with Saturday’s Fermentation Festival.
— Black Tap and Junior’s are teaming up to offer The New Yorker milkshake —a cheesecake shake — from March 3rd-5th. “Though we have been making milkshakes for over 66 years,” says Junior’s owner, Alan Rosen, “this one truly takes the cake.” At $19, it certainly does. Classic shakes are usually $7 and crazy shakes are $15 on the Black Tap menu.
— Open for about a year, the West Village location of Bobwhite (57 7th Ave. South) has closed, the lunch and supper counter with a menu of fried chicken and Southern-inspired sides. The Alphabet City location at 94 Ave. C remains open.
— Emily in Clinton Hill will start serving lunch on Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m., with items like a smoked duck sausage sandwich with an egg, cheddar cheese, and hash browns, as well as a bagel and lox-inspired pizza.
— Speaking of ice cream and milkshakes, perhaps you’d like to visit a video of Morgenstern’s.