— Milk Bar, the Momofuku bakery spin-off that has spawned such creations as cereal milk soft serve and Thanksgiving croissants, is opening its ninth New York City location (and twelfth nationwide) today in the Financial District. The location is ideally positioned for worker bees and tourists alike at 110 Wall Street. The store is open daily from 7 a.m to 10 p.m., with two walk-up service windows and the classic menu. In honor of today’s debut, cereal milk soft serve will be just $1 all day.
— The Post’s Steve Cuozzo has weighed in on his favorite Coney Island hot dog, just days after Eater’s Robert Sietsema dropped his guide to the city’s best frankfurters. Looks like the two are in dispute over the top dog, as Nathan’s is the only boardwalk dog that Sietsema calls out, while Cuozzo claims the recently-reopened historic hot dog purveyor Feltman’s is his favorite.
— Some NIMBYs over on the Upper West Side have gotten into a battle with The Ribbon, the Blue Ribbon team’s 72nd Street restaurant, over noise. At a recent Community Board 7 subcommittee meeting, residents at a nearby apartment building argued that the restaurant should keep its French doors shut at all times, while co-owner Ken Sturm called them “elitist” in response. Time will tell who wins this fight.
— Underground New York is still kicking, though it suffered a blow this weekend with a crackdown on 4th Avenue Mini Market in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The State Liquor Authority reneged the supposed bodega’s liquor license after in the last six months after there was a fatal drug overdose and an attempted suicide in the market’s basement, which was the site of an alleged nightclub.
— Here are two upcoming expansions to get on your radar: fast casual Mediterranean chain Cava is opening two new NYC locations after a $30 million funding, one at 325 Park Avenue South and the other at 50 Spring Street; Dumpling restaurant Yaso Tangbao will be bringing its Shanghainese food to Industry City with a 4,500-square-foot outpost.
— Say goodbye to Korean coffee chain Caffe Bene’s 24 Saint Mark's Place outpost, which shuttered this weekend for unknown reasons, though EV Grieve speculates it was due to below-target sales.
— And finally, in honor of the Milk Bar opening, here’s a look at how the sweet and salty pretzel cake is made: