— After a flood has shuttered Agern — as Eater reported yesterday — the first of many Agern popups starts tonight at Rebelle (218 Bowery) with a $95, eight-course tasting menu in part of the restaurant. Reservations can be made by emailing email@example.com.
— Speaking of Claus Meyer, Norman, the joint restaurant with Fredrik Berselius in Greenpoint is scheduled to open April 3, after a months-long delay. Stay tuned for the menu and more.
—Lesly Bernard of Mr. Jones and Pravda is partnering with chef Melissa O’Donnell to transform what had been Thelma on Clinton into a Lebanese restaurant, Lil’gem, in May. The restaurant will feature a saj oven and rotisserie that will shape a menu of dips, pies, flatbreads, and shawarma. Look for specialties like smoked fish kibbeh, pickled octopus, and rotisserie duck.
— Alvin Cailan will start serving his LA-famous Eggslut sandwiches at the new Chefs Club Counter at 62 Spring St., starting at 7 a.m. Find out why it took 16 takes to create the perfect bun. For the afternoon and evening menu, there’s Georges Mendes’ duck rice, the Mercer Kitchen Jean-Georges burger, and more. Here is the menu.
— The police released video of the mugging of Silvano Marchetto, owner of the now-closed Da Silvano, that occurred between midnight and 1 a.m. in the lobby of his building. Marchetto was badly injured. They’re still looking for the suspects.
— Resy has partnered with Frankies Spuntino Group for The Franks’ Backyard Chef Series hosted in the backyard garden of Frankies 457 Spuntino (457 Court St.) that starts April 20 and runs through October. Tickets are $100 per person, with proceeds from each dinner donated to a chefs’-choice charity. Presale tickets will be available exclusively for American Express card members through the Resy app beginning on April 5 at 7:00 a.m. Remaining tickets will be available starting at 9:00 a.m. on April 7. Here’s the lineup:
April 20: Ivan Orkin (Ivan Ramen, New York City), Billy Durney (Hometown Bar-B-Que), and Matty Matheson (Parts & Labour, Toronto)
May 16: Marc Vetri (Osteria, Philadelphia) with Jeremiah Langhorne (The Dabney, Washington D.C.)
June 21: Michael White (Marea, New York City) with Jessica Koslow (Sqirl, Los Angeles)
July 17: Jon Shook (Animal, Los Angeles) with Vinny Dotolo (Animal, Los Angeles)
August 16: Virgilio and Pia Martinez (Central, Peru) with Ignacio Mattos (Estela, New York City)
September 11: David McMillan, Fred Morin, and Marc-Olivier Frappier (Joe Beef, Montreal)
September 27: Mauro Colagreco (Mirazur, France) with Fernando Trocca (Sucre, Argentina)
October 16: Enrique Olvera (Pujol, Mexico), Daniela Soto-Innes (Cosme) and Chris Bianco (Pizzeria Bianco, Arizona)
And last, it’s always the right time for shumai: