Sweetgreen continues to expand across NYC
The high-rises of Hudson Yards will soon welcome the newest NYC location of increasingly prolific fast-casual salad chain Sweetgreen. The salad shop is set to open on Monday, August 6 at 10 Hudson Yards. To promote the debut, Sweetgreen is opening an art installation with the NYC-based graffiti artist Faust on Friday.
Legendary Brooklyn restaurant Gage & Tollner is almost halfway to its fundraising goal
A team of Red Hook restaurateurs are trying to revive the Downtown Brooklyn dining institution Gage & Tollner, which closed in 2004 after 125 years in business. Fort Defiance owner St. John Frizell and the Good Fork owners Ben Schneider and Sohui Kim have crowdfunded $160,205 of their $400,000 minimum goal in their efforts to bring back the restaurant in 2019. Frizell tells the Post that if they raise the rest of that minimum by the end of October, they’ll move forward with the revival. The restaurant is considered Brooklyn’s first fine-dining establishment, and its original fixtures remain intact.
Añejo Tribeca adds a special menu dedicated to Oaxacan food
After a recent trip to Oaxaca, chef Ricky Camacho created a special menu for the month of August at his Tribeca Mexican restaurant Añejo. The menu includes dishes like memela, a watermelon aguachile, a passionfruit flan, and other flavors inspired by Oaxaca. It’s the latest restaurant to contribute to the rise of Oaxacan food in NYC.
East Village has a new overstuffed milkshake spot
Cake Shake USA opened at 514 East Sixth St., between Avenues A and B, serving milkshakes with a bunch of stuff piled on them. It comes from Zach Neil, who is behind the Tim Burton-themed bar Beetle House in the neighborhood and the Will Ferrell-themed bar Stay Classy in LES. Cake Shake has vegan shake options, too.