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Longtime West Village British Tea Shop May Be Forced to Close

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Plus, Midtown restaurant the Lambs Club has a new chef and menu — and more intel

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West Village British Tea Shop needs help paying its bills

A British tea shop that’s been on Greenwich Avenue for nearly two decades is asking New Yorkers to help keep the business afloat. Nicky Perry, owner of Tea & Sympathy at 108 Greenwich Ave., has started an online “GoFundMe” page to raise money for rent and other costs associated with her tea shop and adjacent businesses — a British grocery shop called Carry On Tea & Sympathy and fish-and-chip restaurant A Salt & Battery. The funds will be used to pay loans, vendors, real estate taxes, and a $28,000 monthly rent bill, Perry writes. “We have stood by and watched all of the local businesses who made the West Village what it is today lose to landlords and buyouts and profit losses. We are trying so hard not to be added to that list,” she writes. So far, $3,000 of the $100,000 goal has been raised.

Chef behind shuttered Mas (Farmhouse) joins the Lambs Club

Sceney Midtown restaurant the Lambs Club has copped a new, big-name executive chef: Galen Zamarra, the former owner of now-shuttered Mas (Farmhouse). Zamarra worked with Lambs Club chef-owner Geoffrey Zakarian to create a new menu with dishes like curried crab, peking duck breast, and mushroom stew. See the menu in full below. The restaurant, located inside the Chatwal Hotel at 132 West 44th St., between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, will debut its new menu Thursday, November 15.

Southeast Asian market will open in the Market Line

A Southeast Asian market is the latest vendor to be tapped into the Market Line, a massive Lower East Side food hall opening inside Essex Crossing early next year. S.E.A. Market from Kevin and Ina Liang will sell imported goods from the region. The duo now run a Southeast Asian wholesale company that supplies items to restaurants all over town and the Northeast, according to a spokesperson. This will be their first retail location. The food hall project also recently landed a sake bar from East Village’s Izakaya team.

All-day cafe slides into UWS

A geneticist and international chef have decided to open an all-day cafe in the Upper West Side. Mokum backed by Tea Zegarac Pollock and chef Ben Vaschetti opens this coming Monday, November 19, with cafe fare like pastries, sandwiches, and desserts. For lunch, salads, soups, and a grilled tuna quinoa bowl, among other larger dishes, slide onto the menu. Dinner options range from small shareable plates like seasonal crudités to protein-centered dishes like red snapper served with pinto bean stew and jalapeño tomatillo salsa, and a lobster casserole. For drinks, wine and cocktails are planned. Mokum is located at 464 Amsterdam Ave., between West 82nd and 83rd Streets.

Carroll Gardens gets a vegan brunch

Eleven Madison Park alum Champ Jones’ new vegan restaurant Sans will begin serving staid brunch fare such as caesar salad and granola this weekend. More weekend-worthy dishes like caramel-buttered biscuits and pancakes with ricotta, blueberry confit, and powdered sugar will also be on the menu, available starting Saturday, November 17, at 329 Smith St. in Carroll Gardens. Meanwhile, beverage director Daniel Beedle tries to liven things up with some new cocktails: a vegan pisco sour, a jungle bird tiki drink, and a whiskey sour made with moonshine, star anise, lemon, and aquafaba.

The Lambs Club

132 West 44th Street, Manhattan, NY 10036 (212) 997-5262 Visit Website

Tea & Sympathy

108 Greenwich Avenue, Manhattan, NY 10011 (212) 989-9735 Visit Website

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