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An Artisan Bagel Shop Opens in Harlem — And More Intel

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Little Tong Noodle Shop is close to opening, plus more news

Little Tong Noodle Shop
mushroom woodear rice noodles from Little Tong Noodle Shop
Little Tong Noodle Shop

Little Tong Noodle Shopthe Yunnan-inspired restaurant from wd~50 alum Simone Tong — will likely open next week in the East Village at 177 First Ave. Tong has been hosting pop-ups around the city, but this is her first solo, stand-alone restaurant. She’s been posting photos of items like Dan Dan noodles, chicken rice noodle soup, and pork wontons. Stay tuned for more details on the menu and space soon.

— Harlem-born bagel shop Bo’s Bagels has opened its brand new bagel retail shop. Andrew Martinez and Ashley Dikos started making the bagels when they couldn’t find a bagel they liked in Harlem. After selling from a stand for a while, they decided to open up a permanent outpost at 235 West 116th St. It will have a limited menu until the grand opening on Saturday, March 25. Local blog, Harlem Bespoke considers their bagels one of the top three in the entire city.

— A ridiculous sounding new taco restaurant opening in Gramercy next month will have “farm-to-taco” fillings, a DJ booth, and a vintage-orange Volkswagen van. Street Taco, at 358 Third Ave., is a project from Fox Lifestyle Hospitality Group, which also owns White Oak Tavern and Cask.

— Lower East Side sustainable fish and chips restaurant Simply Hooked is almost open. The restaurant at 47 Clinton St. is only waiting for a Con Ed inspection.

— In other news, it looks like the neighborhood is getting another seafood restaurant. Chamusca will serve a “sustainable and seasonal menu” of seafood.

— A chef from gourmet grocer Dean & Deluca is getting close to opening his own restaurant in the East Village. EV Grieve reports that Bjorn Holm has started to put up signage for his new quick-service restaurant Fat Cat Kitchen. It will serve items like egg sandwiches, bread pudding, and almond pear upside-down cake.

— The International Center of Photography has opened its own cafe on the ground floor of the museum. Previously, Instagram-friendly cafe Maman had an outpost there, but after eight months, it closed.

— The new Greenwich Village location of cult beloved bubble tea shop Boba Guys is now serving special items from the team behind modern Japanese comfort food restaurant Bessou. The outpost at 11 Waverly Pl. will serve dishes like a chicken karaage bento box and mushroom onigiri from Wednesday through Friday.

— Finally, take a look at the meaty menu at F.O.B. Brooklyn, a Filipino restaurant in Carroll Gardens.:

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