Hillary Clinton buys fans pizza
People starting lining up last night for Hillary Clinton’s What Happened book signing today, and so she made sure they were well-fed, People reports. The former secretary of state sent pizza to the waiting fans, and not just any pizza — Joe’s, considered one of the best slices in New York City. One person Tweeted, “Y’all I’m outside Barnes & Noble Union Sq waiting for @HillaryClinton’s signing 2mrw AND HER STAFF DELIVERED PIZZA ‘FROM THE SECRETARY.’” Clinton herself responded to one Tweet telling them all to “Enjoy!”
The Jane gets a new restaurant
Taking over the Cafe Gitane space in The Jane will be Old Rose, an all-day Italian spot from The Smile team. Owners Matt Kliegman and Carlos Quirarte call it “healthyish Italian, with pizza,” reports Grub Street, which translates to baked clams, heroes, tomato salad, and more from chef Joey Scalabrino (La Esquina, Lighthouse). The drink list skews toward natural wines, draft beers, and Negronis. Old Rose will also provide room service for the hotel once it opens this Thursday, September 14.
NYC landlords score an unlikely ally
Nobody puts landlords in the corner on Steve Cuozzo’s watch. The real estate and food industry Post writer published an impassioned defense of the group, writing, “Nobody credits landlords when restaurant leases are signed or renewed. Yet, every time a restaurant closes at the end of a lease, it’s cited as proof that New Yorkers will all soon have to eat at home.” Cuozzo often gets tips from real estate agents on restaurant openings and sales, so keeping them on his good side is good business.
A new Indonesian restaurant in the East Village
Now open at 128 East Fourth Street is Bali Kitchen, an Indonesian restaurant from former fashion designer Jazz Pasay. This is his first restaurant, now open daily from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., serving satay, noodles, curries, and more.
Free and charitable Shake Shack
Shake Shack is celebrating the return of sitcom Will & Grace with two new themed shakes. The Will & Grace shake (cinnamon marshmallow frozen custard blended with Shack fudge and topped with whipped cream and cinnamon sugar) and Jack & Karen shake (strawberry frozen custard blended with prosecco and topped with whipped cream, rainbow sprinkles, and raspberry dust) will both be available from Monday, September 18 through Sunday, October 1. Two dollars from every $5.99 shake sold will go to GLAAD.
Also, despite national food holidays being fake and ridiculous, delivery app DoorDash is giving away free Shake Shack milkshakes today and burgers on Monday, September 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Use promo code SHACK at checkout. Even though New Yorkers already know the correct answer to this, The Meat Show’s Nick Solares pits Shake Shack against In-N-Out below: