Honeygrow is growing
Look for build-your-own mazemen noodles and salad bowls at the first NYC location of Minigrow —the fast-casual restaurant from Philadelphia-based Honeygrow’s Justin Rosenberg and David Katz. It’s slated to open at 285 Madison Avenue, between East 40th and 41st Street, on October 30. It’s the beginning of a rollout that includes locations in Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Philadelphia this year. . . .
A half-dry bar may be a thing
Five-year-old Leftfield Bar is closed and has sold off its assets, Bowery Boogie reports. A bartender said that Saturday was the last night before the business changed hands; a “dry” karaoke spot Mini Rex will instead open in the location. Though it’s been touted as a place for recovering addicts, Edouard Gave and Karin Elga also applied for a liquor license, with plans to section off the dry areas from the bar. Owners have been met with neighborhood resistance regarding the liquor license, and the space has yet to receive one.
Untamed Sandwiches in Midtown
Untamed Sandwiches is opening its third NYC location, this one in Midtown at 643 Lexington Avenue. On October 3, the shop will be selling sandwiches, salads, and plates from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in honor of the opening. Sandwiches are made from grass-fed beef and lamb, free-range chicken, and other meats for braising. Ricky King and Andy Jacobi opened the first location in 2014.
A Georgian restaurant relaunch
Georgian restaurant Ciala at 77 Second Avenue that’s been closed for a stretch looks to be reopening tomorrow after renovations. It’ll feature a new menu, EV Grieve reports.
A Starbucks update
The Starbucks at 86th and Columbus has been closed for a month and was completely gutted looks close to reopening, with West Side Rag showing off the futuristic new look.
Egg sandwiches anytime
In the name of breakfast sandwiches, there’s this one, at White Gold Butchers on the Upper West Side: