Where Action Bronson eats street meat in NYC
Rapper Action Bronson — a Queens native who used to work in his parents’ Forest Hills restaurant — takes the Post on a street food tour in NYC, and these are his top picks: Greek shish kebabs at the corner of Broadway and 31st Street in Astoria, sausage and peppers from D’Angelo’s in Rego Park, Dominican chimichurris at the La China truck in Washington Heights, momos at Broadway and 37th Road in Jackson Heights, Chinese kebabs in Flushing at the corner of 39th Avenue and Main Street, and various patties from Jamaican Flavors in Jamaica, Queens.
SJP mourns Riviera Cafe
August was a brutal month for closures in NYC, Riviera Cafe in the West Village among the shutters. The nearly 50-year-old sports bar had quite a few fans, including actress Sarah Jessica Parker. Parker was so upset about the closure that she took to Instagram this weekend with a video tribute.
Excellent Dumpling House bows out of Chinatown
In the neighborhood for nearly 35 years, Excellent Dumpling House is no longer in Chinatown. Citing a rent increase, the shop has shuttered at 111 Lafayette Street, but a Chelsea location that opened in February is still serving XLB, scallion pancakes, and more at 165 West 23rd Street.
Has St. Mark’s been over-served?
St. Mark’s Place is drowning in alcohol: The Post shows that there are 32 liquor licenses within 500 feet of 20 Saint Mark’s Place, which is well above the standard amount. Though the newspaper claims that residents are angry, it quotes a grand total of one. Not in Susi Schropp’s backyard.
New openings and coming attractions
57th Street has a new Landmark movie theater with a full bar at the West Side Highway. Further south, Tribeca Citizen reports that wine bar Vin Sur Vingt will open at 66 West Broadway the week of October 2. Pier 84 might get gonzo milkshakes and fast food-style burgers with the potential opening of a Black Tap this spring. And the Allen Hotel opened this weekend on the Lower East Side with a cafe.
Grab-and-go at the original Eataly
Eataly has now made it easier to get in and get out with the introduction of grab-and-go meals under the name of Eataly Pronto. The original location in Flatiron is acting as a test ground for the concept, which could then spread downtown and to other locations around the country. Salads and sandwiches are on the menu. Elsewhere in the Italian megamart, heres how bluefish is prepared: