Cult favorite pastry shop adds ice cream
Just in time for the unofficial start of summer, Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery in the West Village has added soft serve ice cream to its menu starting Thursday, May 25. Vanilla bean and dark chocolate are the two flavors to start, but will rotate throughout the summer. It’s served in housemade waffle cones with toppings like dark chocolate brownie bites, vanilla meringue kisses, candied hazelnuts, and more.
A bonkers doughnut and fried chicken sandwich for Memorial Day Weekend
The hype has died down on Root & Bone’s fried chicken since it debuted in Alphabet City three years ago, so now come the stunt-y collaborations. For allegedly this weekend only, the “winner” fried chicken will be served on maple bourbon Tabasco- glazed doughnut courtesy The Doughnut Project. It’s available at both Root & Bone and The Doughnut Project Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29.
E’s Bar and Swagat are back on the Upper West Side
Following the four-alarm February fire that shuttered E’s Bar as well as Jacob’s Pickles and displaced the building’s residents, E’s Bar at 511 Amsterdam Avenue has reopened. Also, after a gas leak that closed the Indian restaurant for three months, Swagat has reopened at 411 Amsterdam Avenue.
New shabu shabu on Delancey
Taking over the old Cocoran space at 61 Delancey Street is Shabu Shabu Macoron, a reservation-only hot pot restaurant with just 10 seats. The owner tells Bowery Boogie it should open in just a few days.
The secret to Root & Bone’s fried chicken
Speaking of that Root & Bone fried chicken, here’s a look at how it’s made: