Tracking Salt Bae
Salt Bae, aka Nusret Gökçe headed south from the Bronx earlier this week, hitting up Times Square, where city workers sprinkled him with greetings, while others generally freaked out that he’s in town. The Turkish butcher and restaurateur famous for his signature salt-sprinkling technique has been working to open a Midtown West location of his international steakhouse Nusr-et.
A tipster noted that Union Square shop Mighty Pie has been closed by the DOH after a rat was seen having lunch in the display case. Where will pizza rat end up next? Stay tuned.
New Harlem wine bar
Harlem Bespoke reports that the owners of Pompette wine shop are opening a wine bar at the former Island Salad space (22 East 125th Street) in the fall.
Check this out
Tonight, the Museum of Food and Drink is hosting a discussion, “American food and immigration policy: past, present, and future” at 62 Bayard Street at 6:30 p.m. that’s $20. The event features beer and snacks from Brooklyn Brewery and Sonia Perez, a street cart vendor and member of Street Vendor Project’s Leadership Council. More info here.
We all scream
An ice cream sandwich might hit the spot in today’s heat: