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Prune Chef Took Over Spotted Pig Because She’s Jealous of April Bloomfield, Critic Claims

Plus, Tribeca Japanese izakaya Zutto will reopen — and more intel

Gabrielle Hamilton
Gabrielle Hamilton
Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images for NYCWFF

The Post blames jealousy for Gabrielle Hamilton’s partnership at the Spotted Pig

Apparently the Post thinks it’s a lesbian cat fight that led Prune chef Gabrielle Hamilton to partner with Ken Friedman at the Spotted Pig following allegations of sexual misconduct against him. According to an unnamed source in an incredibly reductive story in the Post, Hamilton “was jealous of April [Bloomfield], who’s also openly lesbian and even more famous as a chef than Gabrielle.” Critic Steve Cuozzo purports that Hamilton is doing this to compete with formed Spotted Pig chef Bloomfield, since she has “always seemed quietly resentful of her” and her “growing stable” of restaurants, while Hamilton has just Prune. Though the move may not make sense to many, this is the most reaching explanation yet.

The first Bronx Night Market was a rousing success

The first Bronx Night Market took place this past Saturday, with more than 40 food vendors at Fordham Plaza, and it was an undeniable success: More than 10,000 people showed up to eat food from vendors like City Tamale, Empanology, Triple Panna Ice Cream, and MP Fish Fry & Soul, alongside DJ’s and Bronx-based artists and merchants. The next one takes place on July 28.

Openings, closings, and coming attractions

Lower East Side fast-casual wrap bar Wolfnights has added a location at 235 Bleecker St. Further downtown, Tribeca burger joint Zaitzeff is now closed. But some positive news is that recently closed Tribeca Japanese bistro Zutto will reopen, it announced on Instagram.

Chipotle tries to quench its limitless thirst with free booze

In its latest bid for relevancy, Mexican fast-casual chain Chipotle is giving away half-priced margaritas, beers, canned wine or cocktails with the purchase of a full-priced entrée or side in NYC. It’s happening after 3 p.m. on Thursdays in July and August at participating locations.

LinkNYC machines are going rogue with Mister Softee jingles

Those phone charging and calling stations scattered around NYC are giving people the creeps. That’s because the LinkNYC machines are playing a slowed-down version of the Mister Softee jingle at random. People are documenting the spooky phenomenon, which has apparently been happening for about three months now, all over social media.

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