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Politicians Are Stepping in the Fake Bullet-Hole Restaurant Conflict

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Plus, a U.S. Open collaboration between David Chang and Wylie Dufresne

Town hall meeting tonight over fake bullet-hole bar

District leader Geoffrey Davis is holding an “emergency town hall meeting” at Repair the World Brooklyn (808 Nostrand Avenue) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday to address residents’ concern over the Crown Heights Summerhill — whose owner bragged about “Instagrammable” fake bullet holes in its wall. Owner Becca Brennan will be in attendance. Brennan issued an apology last month but has not yet plastered over the fake bullet holes.

Following a protest over what many see is her exploiting the neighborhood’s violent past for personal gain, Davis attended another protest that took place on Sunday. Gothamist reported “Brennan sat outside with a crossword puzzle and drink, occasionally shouting back and forth with protesters across a line of roughly a dozen police officers.” Davis says that the protests can’t keep going on.

A new mashup

David Chang and Wylie Dufresne of Du’s Donuts have given birth to an ice cream sandwich that USA Today claims is the best thing to eat at U.S. Open this year. Available at the Fuku station at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, it’s an inch of vanilla ice cream between one blueberry doughnut and one strawberry doughnut, all rolled in a crumble. “The remarkable thing is that it’s not messy,” the site reports.

Special delivery

Mickey Rourke sends Sunday supper from UES stalwart Elaine’s every week to his favorite priest, Father Pete Colapietro, who has been a regular there. Rourke, who’s currently in Germany, has an Arthur Avenue restaurant pick up the food and deliver it. The priest has been absent from the Actors’ Chapel at St. Malachy’s on West 49th Street to address his health issues up in New Rochelle. “It was so much food, I had to invite friends,” says the priest.

A long-distance food fight

Capizzi pizzeria owner Joe Calcagno says that two pizzerias have copied his name. The first in New Zealand ripped off the name and logo and is serving the same kind of brick-oven pizzas as his restaurant. The second in Orlando, goes by Otto on Yelp, though it has changed its name several times. That it’s named for Capizzi at the moment is “giving us a bad reputation,” says Calcagno. Calcagno, who named his restaurant for the town in Italy where his mother and grandmother were born, trademarked the name back in 2012.

In closings

It’s looking like La Gamelle has closed at 241 Bowery after a two year stretch. The opening chef left the restaurant in January 2016, transferring his ownership to his partner. . .

East Village Wines is changing hands at 138 First Avenue. Manager Imran Ahmed sent an email to the shop’s mailing list informing them he has sold the business.

If you had told me 24 years ago, when I first walked into East Village Wines, that someday I’d be a owner of East Village Wines and a happily married father of two happy and healthy kids, I’d have laughed harder than I ever have. I have spent the majority of my adult life in this store. Through it, you welcomed me into your living rooms, weddings, and one-man shows, with a tall glass and a hug. So it is with a great deal of sadness that I must inform you that I have sold the business, and have left 138 First Avenue in the hands of somebody new.

EV Grieve reports there’s been a liquor store at the address since 1933.

Pizza day

As New York ushers in different styles of the slice, consider three types of pizza:

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