A beer bar and a coffee bar open
Beer bar Treadwell Park added a third location to NYC yesterday, opening at 508 West 42nd Street west of 10th Avenue in Midtown. The 200-seat space includes artifacts and images that nod to beer-making history, and there’s a cocktail menu inspired by different beer flavors, like a drink made with mezcal, lime, and grapefruit meant to mimic the taste of a German smoked sour wheat beer. Like other locations, there is free popcorn and ping pong. And over in Williamsburg, coffee company Eleva Coffee opens its first cafe, Eleva Coffee Bar, today at 178 North Eighth St.
Missy Robbins discusses her path toward pasta domination
At the Skift Restaurants forum last week, chef and owner Missy Robbins of Lilia and, more recently, Misi talked about her decision to leave big restaurant group A Voce to go out on her own. According to Robbins, she didn’t have a real plan when she left but needed a break and started taking meetings with potential new business partners. After sitting down with big names like Stephen Starr and Danny Meyer, she also realized she wanted to helm a restaurant herself. So she did just that, first with Lilia in Williamsburg and then with Misi nearby a couple years later, with a friend and business partner Sean Feeney — all while going through radiation for breast cancer in the last year and launching a book.
Salad eaters aren’t composting their salad trash
The Times interviewed a spate of faithful Sweetgreen patrons who frequent the salad chain that prides itself on using compostable bowls, utensils, napkins, and cups, and it turns out straight up none of them are actually putting their waste into compost bins. This disconnect is largely because most office spaces don’t have compost options, and NYC is a far way off from accessible, wide-reaching compost systems. More and more workers are turning to salad chains for fast, light food, but the trash is piling up.
MoMA wins in dramatic trademark battle with tea shop
The MoMA filed a lawsuit against tiny tea shop MoMaCha five months ago and recently won a preliminary injunction in federal court that will forbid the cafe from using or promoting the trademarks MOMA and MOMACHA. The court found that MoMaCha deliberately used a similar name and logo to the famed art museum and did not act in good faith.