Ex-chef arrested for exposing himself on the subway again
Former vegan chef Dan Hoyt has been arrested on charges of exposing himself on the subway. It’s not the first time the chef, who used to own now-closed vegan restaurant Quintessence, has done this, with four misdemeanor convictions for exposure already on his record. This time, Hoyt was reportedly caught on camera masturbating and exposing himself to a woman. He faces up to a year in jail if convicted.
Two coming attractions and a closing
Headed to Chelsea on August 15 at 106 Eighth Ave. is Brine, a cashless, fast-casual roast chicken restaurant with 32 seats. Side options include white balsamic farro with cranberries and hearts of palm with marinated tomato. In Midtown, southern California-style taqueria Taco Dumbo will bring tacos and cold-pressed juice to 1385 Broadway near 37th Street. But in Alphabet City, Italian restaurant Nobody is Perfect 235 East Fourth St. has closed after its gas has been shut off for the last six months.
Bistro Pierre Lapin starts brunch
New West Village French restaurant Bistro Pierre Lapin is now serving brunch. The cafe from Harold Moore has a weekend day menu of dishes such as croque madame, soft scrambled eggs with escargots in garlic sauce, and steak and eggs. The full menu is here, available Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Famous London bar will pop-up in Greenwich Village
Greenwich Village negroni institution Dante will soon play host to an iconic London bar for a few days. From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on August 13 to August 15, Quagliano’s will pop up in the space, bringing four aperitivos, such as the Vitamin Sea (gin, bergamot vermouth, maraschino, bergamot juice, lavender syrup, and ginger bitters) and the Milky Way (two types of rum, sweet vermouth, clear milk, cinnamon, vanilla, bitters, and lemon juice).