Avocaderia brings its all-avocado menu to Chelsea today
After a busy first year, complete with avocado shortages, a cookbook deal, and a $400k investment from Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban and Barbara Corcoran, Brooklyn’s all-avocado restaurant Avocaderia has expanded into a second location. Open today at 271 11th Ave. inside the Terminal Stores Building between 27th and 29th streets, Avocaderia serves breakfast and lunch bowls, toasts, salads, smoothies, and guacamole, all made with the popular green fruit. It’s open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., starting at 11 a.m. today.
Noodle soup purveyor Hunan Slurp Shop is open for business
Hunan Slurp Shop has opened in the East Village at 112 First Ave. near East Seventh Street, with rice noodle dishes inspired by chef-owner Chao Wang’s hometown of Hengyang in the Hunan province of China. Dishes include a noodle bowl with bone marrow and a Tonkotsu-style broth and another stew with pig’s feet. The 48-seat space is covered in wood stripes, circular mirrors, marble tabletops, and exposed lightbulbs. Hunan Slurp is open by reservation only through May 22 and then open to walk-ins starting on May 23.
Do female chef-owners create better working environments?
A Times profile explores the question of if having women lead a kitchen creates a more peaceful environment, specifically lesbian couples. Via Carota’s Jody Williams and Rita Sodi are featured alongside former White Gold butchers Erika Nakamura and Jocelyn Guest. “We’re trying to create a different kind of environment that doesn’t exist outside our four walls,” Ann Nadeau, a Bay Area chef featured says.
Union Square Hospitality Group ditches plastic straws
The number of NYC restaurants getting rid of plastic straws is growing, and a huge new influencer just jumped on board: Danny Meyer. The hospitality industry leader has nixed plastic straws at his restaurants, starting with Union Square Cafe. They’ll be replaced by “a biodegradable alternative,” suggesting metal will not be employed.