Has anyone seen this man?
Funny man Bill Murray is all over New York City, first popping up at his son’s Brooklyn bar 21 Greenpoint, then enjoying a meal at Gallagher’s Steakhouse in Midtown. When he couldn’t finish his seafood tower, he passed some shrimp to strangers at the bar. Where will he show up next?
Big-time disc jockey leaves big-time tip
After eating at Selena Rosa on the Upper Eat Side, DJ and social media star DJ Khaled reportedly left a $200 cash tip on a $247 bill. Restaurant owner Sammy Musovic Jr. comped the meal, so Khaled must have been feeling extra generous.
Tao does breakfast
After ending a night at Lavo, Tao lovers can wake up and head to Egghead, the new breakfast sandwich spot that the Tao Group will open in the Moxy Hotel next month. Tao’s doing all the food and bev for the Times Square hotel, including a 10,000-square-foot rooftop restaurant and bar called Magic Hour and seafood spot Legasea for dinner.
EMP Summer House fried chicken hot take
Food writer Allen Salkin apparently was not impressed by the EMP Summer House $112 a person fried chicken (reservations say it’s $135 per person) — calling it “gummy” and “impossible to taste under salty heavy batter.” A Shake Shack burger at the same location is less disappointing, especially since it’s below $100: Look to the next shot of Salkin cheesing with Will Guidara and Andrew Zimmern at the Summer House, eating the restaurant’s special Shake Shack collab burger.
Love & Dough owners open Dumbo ramen shop
Dumbo has a new ramen shop from the owners of Love & Dough pizzeria. Ramen Bar is now open at 140 Plymouth Street with seven different types of ramen (shoyu, miso, tonkotsu, spicy, and more), plus gyoza, buns, and salad.
Meatball Shop armed robber arrested
Police arrested a Brownsville resident in connection to the armed robbery at the Williamsburg Meatball Shop last week. Tony Thomas, 38, is under investigation for stealing $2,000 in cash and using a gun to force an employee to hand over the money.
La Serafina vet plans high-end Harlem pizzeria
South Bronx Italian restaurant La Grata is expanding to 1260 Amsterdam Avenue. Chef Erminio Conte will run the kitchen here, bringing experience as one of Serafina’s original chefs.
Expansions and openings in East Village and LES
LES Crepes & Taqueria is expanding its footprint, taking over the corner space at 25 Essex Street for its tacos and crepes. Nearby, the former space of Sun Bakery has been replaced by a new, similar bakery called D&M Bakery, Inc, selling bubble tea and sandwiches. And in up in the East Village, a new vegetarian Indian restaurant called Ahmisa Garden has opened. It’s a spinoff from a location in Greenwich Village and serves an Indian buffet, as well as dosas and uttapam.
Shuko and Loring Place hook up
Apparent friends Dan Kluger (Loring Place), along with Nick Kim and Jimmy Lau (Shuko) are teaming up for two dinners at Kluger’s newest restaurant. Kluger met Kim and Lau while they working at Masa, and now they’re hooking up on Tuesday, August 29 and Wednesday, August 30 for two $275-per-person dinners at Loring Place. The five-course meals include a beverage pairing and a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres before. Pizza, sushi, and tempura are all on the menu. Reserve here.
Don’t scoff at kosher barbecue
New York’s top pitmasters are behind kosher Brooklyn barbecue spot Izzy’s. Eater’s Meat Show investigates: