— The Williamsburg location of Parm still hasn’t reopened after it closed in January due to a plumbing issue, and rumors are flying that Major Food Group has abandoned the outpost. But the restaurant group insists that the location of the Italian American restaurant will live again soon. They are aiming to reopen on May 1.
— The recently closed Greenpoint bar Nights and Weekends will soon reopen as a new restaurant called One Bedford. Owner Alexandra Siwiec tells Bedford and Bowery that it will be a daytime-to-late night cafe and restaurant serving Devocion coffee, cocktails, and frozen punches. Dinner items include seafood flatbread pizza, tomato spaghetti, and kale salad.
— Is David Chang’s delivery-only restaurant Momofuku Ando doing okay? The app launched on Seamless not too long ago, and now, they’re trying another tactic that seems off-brand — deals for people having “The Bachelor” watch parties.
— Greenpoint pizza stalwart Paulie Gee’s is finally serving liquor. The popular restaurant has served Neopolitan pizza in the neighborhood for seven years, only with beer and wine. Most of the new cocktail list will be simple, but some wacky ones will be on the menu — like a pickleback martini with The Pickle Guys juice.
— Several cheeses from Catskills company Vulto Creamery have been recalled for a Listeria outbreak. Six people in several states have gotten sick from the cheese, and two of them have died. It’s sold at stores like Whole Foods.
— A new tamale restaurant debuted on the Lower East Side. Factory Tamal at 13 Essex St. serves sandwiches, soups, salads, and of course, tamales.
— The new Soho location of Parisian steak frites restaurant Le Relais de Venise L’Entrecote looks like it’s almost ready to open:
The restaurant with an overseas cult following has had a Midtown location since 2009. The new outpost at 15 Watts St. will be the second one in the city.
— Locations of Domino’s across the state have been forced to pay $480,000 to employees for alleged wage theft and overtime violations. Three franchisees of the pizza chain owned ten locations in New York state.
— Finally, take a look at Brooklyn classic Brennan and Carr: