— The avocabros behind avocado restaurant Avocaderia faced a shortage on opening day Monday. Extra Crispy reports that owners Francesco Brachetti, Alberto Gramini, and Alessandro Biggi ran out of ripe avocados within three hours of their debut — selling out of toasts, bowls, and all 200 avocados they had stocked for the debut. They had other avocados, but those weren’t ripe yet. To speed up the ripening process, they’re pairing avocados with less trendy (but arguably just as sexy) superfood, bananas. Here’s the full menu:
Here's the temporary menu for our first week! In the following days we'll add more toasts, salads and seasonal specials as well as introducing our delicious avosmoothies See you tomorrow! #spreadthelove #avocaderia #avocado #aguacate #vegetarian #vegan #vegannyc #avotoast #avocadotoast Design by @savvystudio
On that note, although Avocaderia claims that they are the world’s first avocado bar, it is not true. Eater reader Suzanne Jekel points out that Amsterdam has The Avocado Show, which claims to be Europe’s first all-avocado restaurant. And yes, apparently Europeans are just as ga-ga for ‘cados. “The craze is real,” Jekel writes. “There’s line ups almost every single day to enter the restaurant.”
— If you haven’t bought Girl Scout cookies yet, today is your day. Girl Scouts are popping up in 18 locations around Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn to sell the cookies, part of the group’s annual fundraiser. See all the locations here.
— The no-holds-barred Mission Chinese executive chef Angela Dimayuga slayed a writer who wanted to profile her for IvankaTrump.com, the president’s daughter’s lifestyle site. “As a queer person of color and daughter of immigrant parents I am not interested in being profiled as an aspirational figure for those that support a brand and President that slyly disparages female empowerment,” Dimayuga wrote.
— The family behind Indian hits like Surya and Swagat is opening a fourth restaurant in Manhattan, this time in Hell’s Kitchen at 788 Ninth Avenue. Chef and owner Lala Sharma, along with his sons Abishek and Abim and co-owner Sandeep Singh, plan to open the new restaurant Badshah in a 1,400-square-foot space.
— Two of Brooklyn’s most collaborative and beloved restaurants — The Four Horsemen and Achilles Heel — are getting together for their own collaboration. Chef Nick Curtola and chef Lee Desrosiers will be hosting a Japanese-inspired event on Wednesday, April 12. Items on the docket include an ume clam toast, fish cake in dashi, and Japanese cheesecake.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio is visiting Staten Island this week and was welcomed by Staten Island borough president James Oddo with cannoli from Royal Crown Bakery. The mayor chowed down on big, chocolate-covered ones and declared that they were “good.”
— Williamsburg Texas-style barbecue restaurant Mable’s Smokehouse is looking to expand to the East Village. The working title for the new restaurant from husband-wife team Jeff Lutonsky and Meghan Love is Mable’s Hacienda and Tex Mex. Mable’s is one of New York’s essential barbecue restaurants.
— Finally, travel to New Jersey for burgers at White Rose: