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The Flower Shop, From Son of NY Giants Owner, Opens on Eldridge — and More Intel

Dollar burritos and tacos at a new Dos Toros, plus more NYC news

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The iconic Waldorf salad from Waldorf Astoria New York, which closed this week
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— No more Waldorf salads from the source. The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel closed yesterday, after 86 years of operation. Over the next two to three years, Anbang will convert over 1000 hotel rooms into condos.

The Flower Shop is now open on the Lower East Side (107 Eldridge St.) in the spot that had been Fontana’s for over a decade. The bi-level restaurant comes from Dylan Hales, a co-owner who is also partner in the Randolph bars, along with William Tisch and Dave Turner. According to Bedford + Bowery, William’s father, Steve Tisch, co-owner of the New York Giants, is said to be an investor along with skateboard legend, Tony Hawk. The Flower Shop offers a mid-Century rec room aesthetic with wood paneled walls. The lower level also has a bar with a pool table, jukebox, and pink fireplace. Here’s the menu.

— Another location for Dos Toros is opening in the Flatiron (668 6th Ave.) and it’s giving away a burrito and tacos for a buck on Tuesday, March 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 5 to 8 p.m. It’s the 13th location of the chain from Leo and Oliver Kremer, who told Eater they wanted to open 15 to 20 locations in three years.

Bing Kitchen has closed, with a sign taped to the door. Bowery Boogie confirmed, with co-owner Aaron Gallentine, who emailed a response that Bing Kitchen outgrew the space and the storefront was too small for production. A larger location will open later this year, potentially in the East Village. In his one-star review of the restaurant, Robert Sietsema wrote, “As an app or side dish, the tiger salad — made of shredded scallions and cukes seasoned with a lively chile vinaigrette — constitutes a bargain at $3. This is what a one-star review does best: directs you to the things at a middling place that are emphatically worth eating.”

Cafe Erzulie (894 Broadway) has opened in Bushwick, a verdant cafe next to a flower shop under the The cafe's name was inspired by the goddess Erzulie, the Haitian spirit of love, beauty, dancing, luxury, and flowers. Here is the outdoor patio:

Cafe Erzulie

— Finally, ever wonder why a meal at a steakhouse costs so much? Allow us to explain:

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