Masa Takayama on Late Night with Seth Meyers
The Michelin three-starred chef owner of Masa was on “Late Night” making summer cocktails and items on the menu at the upcoming Tetsu, opening later this month. The two joked their way through a tuna guacamole appetizer and noodles made out of fish, when Takayama revealed that the Tetsu menu will include burgers. And not just one — there will be four, made of lamb, beef, duck, and chicken. Check it out:
Another Manhattan location for Junior’s
Alan Rosen, third-generation owner of Junior’s Restaurant, will open another location on June 14 at 1626 Broadway, at 49th Street. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the menu will include burgers, salads, seafood, deli sandwiches and of course, a vast dessert collection with cheesecake as the centerpiece.
New Umami Burger location
Umami Burger is opening its fourth location in Hudson Hotel (358 West 58th Street) in late June with something new on the menu: breakfast, with the dishes still a work in progress. New menu items aren’t so new for the brand, which rolled out the Impossible Burger at nine West Coast locations.
Super Tacos, Uptown
A popular taco truck often parked near the corner of 96th and Broadway called Super Tacos is going brick and mortar, according to a sign recently posted on the northwest corner of 96th Street and West End Avenue. The truck is open every night to the wee hours and hopefully the storefront will be, too. — Robert Sietsema
Boozy tasting menu at El Vez Burrito
El Vez Burrito within El Vez (259 Vesey Street) will feature chef Darren Carbone on Thursday, June 8 heading up a four-course menu that pairs Milagro tequila, Montelobos mezcal, and Ancho Reyes chile liqueur, along with dishes like summer corn and cana de cabra tamales, beet and arugula salad, duck with summer vegetables, queso fresco, and mole verde, as well as grilled skirt steak with chile-rubbed peaches and more. Cocktails at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. for tickets that are are $75 per person and can be reserved at 212-233-2500.
A midday weekend visit from a Yankee at Bareburger
Bareburger in Astoria (33-21 31st Street) is pairing its chef John Lemon with New York Yankee Ramiro Mendoza on Sunday, June 11 from 2 to 3 p.m., when kids can work in the kitchen to make falafel cups, with proceeds that go to Allergic to Salad, an in-school and after-school program that educates kids about healthy eating.
Eel restaurant is making progress
Aburi Ittetsu from Tokyo still has signage from the winter about a restaurant opening that starts with live eels imported from Japan. It’s one of several Japanese businesses at 58-62 Kenmare in addition to Ramen Lab and Yakitori Tora. The opening date is still TBD, says Bowery Boogie.
And in the East Village. . .
EV Grieve reports a Chinese restaurant is slated to open at 11 East Seventh Street, the former location of Surma Books and Music for 98 years and Cherin Sushi moved into a larger space next door on Sixth Street between FIrst and Second Avenues.
Sushi rules you’re probably breaking
Here’s a refresher: