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A New Doughnut Spot in Brooklyn — and More Intel

Plus, The Fat Monk on the UWS has a free oyster happy hour

Brooklyn Doughnutry offers 17 kinds of doughnuts.
Brooklyn Doughnutry

New doughnut destination in Brooklyn

For those looking to expand their doughnut repertoire, Brooklyn has a new doughnut shop, the Brooklyn Doughnutry at 50 Malcolm X Boulevard in Bed-Stuy. The shop offers 17 types of doughnuts in a rotation, as well as cookies, fruit punches, tea, hot and iced coffee, croissants, and babka. Look for an expanded menu of porridges, as well as savory food like patties with different fillings, for breakfast and lunch.

A giant New Grand Buffet

The 20-year-old Chinese restaurant New Grand Buffet (34-45 48th Street) has changed ownership in Astoria, with new owner Jason Zheng promising to modernize it. He’s also trying to buy the space next door, making the 6,000 square-foot space roughly double in size.

“A great mottled crepe”

The Times’ Ligaya Mishan points to King Tut Pie in Bay Ridge for a place to find feteer meshaltet, a dish that starts with a “wet and clingy” dough that is:

Slapped down on marble and patted flat with butter, then rolled and tugged into a gossamer pane, see-through and thinner than skin. This is folded and placed inside another pane of dough, which in turn is folded and placed inside another, and again, four, five, six times, like a series of Chinese boxes. Each is painted with margarine, a stand-in for Egyptian samna, pure butterfat.

The result is a “great mottled crepe with burnished whorls and, inside, close-set layers like an accordion’s pleats.” Sounds like a tempting dinner option.

Free oysters, every day

Oyster fans, take note: The Fat Monk has a free oyster happy hour seven days a week from 5 to 7 p.m. which includes a half-dozen oysters with a purchase of any drink. The Upper West Side spot has also just implemented a reverse happy hour with $5 draughts, $6 wines on tap and well drinks starting at 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.

Hamptons happenings

On Saturday, Geoffrey and Margaret Zakarian are headlining Dan’s ClambakeMTK are hosting a clambake at Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa (290 Old Montauk Highway), with dishes from Duryea’s Lobster Deck, Westlake Fish House, Seamore’s, Scarpetta Beach and Smokin’ Wolf BBQ. General admission tickets are $165 for an event that runs from 8 to 10:30 p.m.

And other news . . .

Le Bernardin (155 W. 51st Street) is now on Resy; Dan Kluger’s Loring Place (21 West 8th Street) is now serving lunch and brunch; and yesterday, Cava (325 Park Avenue South) has opened its second NYC outpost, just a year after the Union Square location, with plans to open a third in Nolita.

DIY Brunch

Perhaps you’d like to make eggs Benedict at home tomorrow. You can do this, with the help of Clifford here:

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