— A debrief on St. Patrick’s Day: “The Irish pub has essentially been commodified and pigeonholed as something inferior,” says Belfast-native, Jack McGarry, managing partner of The Dead Rabbit. “Green breads, green beers, and leprechauns are all novelty features. That’s not what The Dead Rabbit is about and, in my opinion, it’s not what St. Patrick’s Day is about either.”
— Beginning March 20, Eli’s Table will be transitioning from weekend brunch to include weekday breakfast and lunch from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Look for the Amagansett egg sandwich on brioche ($8) that may steal the show. That sandwich will make its way to other Eli’s locations and E.A.T. as well.
— Alta Calidad (552 Vanderbilt, Brooklyn) is now serving brunch, Akhtar Nawab’s first full-service, New York spot in eight years that opened earlier this month.
—Mettā has opened in Ft. Greene at 197 Adelphi St., the restaurant from Francis Mallmann alum, Norberto Piattoni. Originally from Argentina, he has traveled the globe to land in Brooklyn where he has opened this fire-centric spot with Henry Rich (June Wine Bar, Rucola).
— Another Blue Bottle Coffee has opened at 71 Clinton St. on the Lower East Side. It’s part of the shifting New York landscape for the company, which closed its Gotham West outpost this year and opened a giant roasting facility and cafe in Bushwick .
— East Coast Foodies is opening mid-April in Astoria (35-11 34th Ave.) Dean Pappas says it’s a fast-casual spot offering Maine lobster rolls, New York hot dogs, Vermont cheeses, Philly cheesesteaks and more. The place is counter service, with seating for nearly 20 diners.
— And, last, a peek into Hang Ah Tea House, the oldest dumpling house in the U.S.
Making dumplings at the Hang Ah Tea House, the oldest dim sum house in the USPosted by Eater on Saturday, March 11, 2017