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People en Español Names NYC’s Model/Chef ‘Most Beautiful’ — and More Intel

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Restaurateur Franco Noriega of Baby Brasa is also an underwear model

Baby Brasa
Those arms tho
Nick Solares

Baby Brasa chef-owner Franco Noriega now has the distinction of being on People en Español’s annual “50 Most Beautiful” list for 2017. You can take a look above at why the underwear model made the cut. The chef owns a Baby Brasa on the Lower East Side and a newer, bigger location in the West Village is expected to open next week.

Sunday in Brooklyn’s bar
Sunday in Brooklyn’s bar
Bess Adler

Sunday in Brooklyn, the ambitious, low-waste restaurant in South Williamsburg from Atera and Major Food Group alums, has an all-new cocktail list. Claire Sprouse of Tin Roof Drink Community (Tosca Cafe and The Bywater in the Bay Area) created the menu, in full below.

Sunday, Bloody Sunday: Mezcal, House Bloody Mix, Sambal / 13 (Add High Life Nip +2)
Champagne Problems: Bubbly, Beets, Grapefruit Aperitif, Mint / 12
Alligator Arms: Ancho Chile Verde, Pear Brandy, Lemon, Tonic / 12
Sundae Coffee: Cold Brewed Coffee, Bourbon, Allspice Dram, Vanilla Cream / 12
Red Herring: Strawberry - Infused Aperol, Cachaca, Lime / 13
Not An Apple-tini: Vodka, Green Apple, Dry Vermouth, Whey, Spritz / 13
Outlook Good: Tequila, Orange, Aperitivo, Sweet Vermouth / 14
“Bottle Service:” House Bloody, Champagne [ of beers ] Bucket / 60

— Programming is getting an overhaul at Bushwick’s The Rosemont, previously dedicated solely to jazz. Now, there’s karaoke on Mondays, weekly drag shows, cabarets, a lesbian party, and more. Bedford + Bowery takes a look at the transition.

— Burger chain extraordinaire Shake Shack now has a cookbook out, though the recipes are admittedly adaptations. Good thing there are 24 locations here in New York to just go get the real thing.

Dave’s Grill, the inconic Montauk restaurant located at 468 West Lake Drive, closed last year, and Tutto Il Giorno’s Gabby Karan was in negotiation for a while to take it over, but those plans fell apart. Instead, Eric Miller, who turned Bay Kitchen & Bar into one of the biggest hits on the East End and did a stint in Eleven Madison Park's kitchen earlier this year, has grabbed up the space. He will reopen it by Memorial Day as Flagship, serving regional American cuisine with lost of seafood. Miller could not be reached for comment. — Beth Landman

— PDT proprietor Jim Meehan is bringing his cocktail wizardry to Chicago. Meehan is partnering with Chicago bar and restaurant group Heisler Hospitality to open Prairie School in Chicago’s Fulton Market this summer, marking his first project outside of New York City — despite living in Portland now.

— A bill passed by the City Council Wednesday mandates that all delivery cyclists must now wear helmets and reflective vests, display the identification number and the name of the business they’re working for, and take safety classes provided by the city. Previously, a loophole had let workers for new services like Uber and Seamless out of those provisions, the Daily News reports.

— Lastly, here’s a James Beard Award-winning video of just how those delivery cyclists operate:

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