A cashierless convenience store is coming to NYC
Amazon Go, Amazon’s Black Mirror-esque take on 7-Eleven, will open inside Brookfield Place in Battery Park City. The cashierless convenience store uses sensors, computers, and cameras to automatically charge customers upon exit. The first iteration opened in Seattle, and there are two in Chicago. The original location sells prepared foods, packaged groceries, wine, and beer, in addition to typical snack and drink offerings found in a convenience store. But the Chicago locations sell prepared foods without the groceries, making them more like a grab-and-go lunch spot. Amazon has not announced what the NYC version will look like.
Critic praises straightforward Korean food of Hwaban
The Post’s Steve Cuozzo visited Hwaban, the new Korean restaurant in the Flatiron District. Prefacing it with some classic Cuozzo complaining (Korean barbecue spots are too dangerous with the hot oil; Cote is too loud; Atomix and Jungsik are too precious and pricey), the critic concludes that Hwaban, with its three-course dinner that blends modern and traditional styles for $55, is the right Korean restaurant for him. The bibimbap “tasted as refined as its circular presentation promised,” he writes, and the sliced beef short rib steak was “delectable.”
After appearing to temporarily close in August, Shinbashi Sushi shows no signs of coming back. Legal documents posted on the building note that the restaurant, which opened in 2016, owes nearly $29,000 in back rent. Meanwhile, just ahead of Halloween, chocolate store Voila Chocolat on the Upper West Side announced that it’s closing and is offering a storewide 50-percent discount.
A Middle Eastern wine dinner
Standout Middle Eastern restaurant Nur will host a special wine dinner on November 5 in collaboration with winemakers Gilad and Golan Flam of Flam Winery, located in the Judean Hills. Tickets are $150 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Seatings are at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., and reservations can be made here.