Milo Yiannopoulos gets a very New York welcome at a Nomad bar
Controversial alt-right media figurehead Milo Yiannopoulos was shouted out of Nomad bar Churchill Tavern on Sunday. Members of the Democratic Socialists of America chanted, “Nazi scum get out” at Yiannopoulos until he did just that. He then took to Instagram to say the group “shoved and screamed at” him, though a below video if the incident shows a relatively peaceful scene. This isn’t the first time Yiannopoulos has been booted from a NYC establishment: Jue Lan Club canceled an event of his last year.
NYC-DSA CLC comrades just shouted Milo Yiannopoulos out of a Manhattan bar pic.twitter.com/CjWR77DAh9— Tim (@timtakestime) April 22, 2018
Greek retail shop and to-go restaurant, plus rotisserie chicken spot open
Estiatorio Milos chef-owner Costas Spiliadis has opened Markato, a Greek retail shop and to-go restaurant next door at 125 West 55th St. European olive oils, sea salts, honey, bottarga, fruit preserves, produce, seafood, cheeses and Greek yogurt, and other goods are on sale, alongside takeout meals such as Greek salad, roasted leg of lamb, and pastries like bougatsa with mizithra semolina filling. Another Markato will open in Hudson Yards next year; this location is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Over in the West Village, takeout rotisserie chicken restaurant Poulet Sans Tête opens on April 26 at 117 Perry St., from Laurence Edelman, the chef-owner of nearby Left Bank. The menu offers various chicken sizes with sauces, sides, salad, and drinks for takeout and delivery.
N.Y. Cake & Baking Supply finds new home
Amateur pastry cooks were sad to hear news that longtime N.Y. Cake & Baking Supply was being forced out of its home due to a rent increase, but the 38-year-old cake shop has found a new location. This fall, it will move just one block away to 118 West 22nd St., between Sixth and Seventh avenues, bringing its copious cookie cutters, overflowing sprinkle supply, and other baking props with it. Co-owners (and sisters) Lisa Mansour and Jenny Kash will also add baking classes at the new space. To prepare for the move, the current store at 56 West 22nd St. will sell some goods for half-price starting May 1.
Empellon’s Alex Stupak stands up for pastry chefs everywhere
Looks like Empellon chef-owner Alex Stupak is dipping his toes into journalism. In a half-opinion, half-reported story, Stupak responds to Times critic Pete Wells’ recent essay complaining about the rise of the restaurant ice cream sundae. “Dessert was put on this planet in order to surprise us. When did it become so numbingly predictable?” Wells wrote. Stupak claps back by interviewing a myriad of male restaurateurs who defend the sundae and breaking down the tough economics of serving dessert in a restaurant.