Find $1 soft serve at Milk Bar today
Christina Tosi’s Milk Bar has officially been around for 10 years, and to celebrate, the popular sweets shop will sell its “fruity cereal” and classic “cereal milk” soft serves for $1 on Tuesday, November 13. Milk Bar is bringing back the fruity cereal option, made with fruity pebble crunch, that was on earlier versions of its menu during November. But $1 deal only happens today. It is available at all Milk Bar locations.
A cafe dedicated to Nutella arrives at Union Square tomorrow
The Nutella Cafe arrives in New York Wednesday, November 14, with a store near Union Square Park. Fans of the worshipped hazelnut spread will be happy to find a whole menu dedicated to it, with dishes like pound cake panzanella with yogurt and berries, topped with Nutella and toasted hazelnuts ($11). A grilled baguette comes slathered in the gooey stuff ($7), and a brioche sandwich — a new menu item exclusive to the NYC location — is filled with Nutella-flavored gelato ($9). The cafe hails from Chicago and will be opening at 116 University Place at Thirteenth Street in NYC, its second location worldwide.
Mezcal cocktail expert Phil Ward is slinging new drinks in Brooklyn
Cocktail expert Phil Ward, formerly of Death & Co and East Village mezcal bar Mayahuel, is behind a new bar in a Mexican restaurant in Brooklyn, according to Grub Street. (Mayahuel closed in 2017, but its landlord reopened the bar using the same name.) Ward will be slinging “refreshingly uncomplicated” cocktails made from mezcal or tequila at Madre Cocina & Mezcales, Grub Street says, which opened this year at 706-708 Washington Ave., between St. Mark’s Avenue and Prospect Place, replacing El Atoradero. Ward says he plans to bring some of Mayahuel’s flair to Madre Cocina, telling Grub Street, “The, sort of, atmosphere we went for at Mayahuel is what we would also like to see develop at Madre.”
Closings and coming attractions
Empire Gyro — a 24-hour restaurant — is setting shop in LES at 200 Allen St., EV Grieve reports. The Times described it as a “Mediterranean fusion casual restaurant” with soups, salads, kebabs, and shawarma when the lease deal was initially reported. And Mi Casa Latina is prepping its space a few blocks away at 250 East 14th St., on the corner of Second Avenue. It will have salads, açaí bowls, coffee, and juice on the menu. Over in UWS, the Pain d’Epices bakery has closed. The space at 104 West 70th St. will become home to a new “organic” and “gluten free” bakery, according to West Side Rag, which spotted the signage on the window.