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UWS Butchers Plan Retro Dinette in the West Village

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Plus, Bushwick has a new Sicilian restaurant — and more intel

Hudson & Charles Dinette
Hudson & Charles Dinette
Stefanie Tuder

A retro dinette is coming to the West Village

The butchers behind Hudson & Charles on the Upper West Side and the West Village are opening a retro diner at 524 Hudson St., an expansion of their West Village store. H&C Dinette will use grass-finished meats from local, sustainable farms for lunch and dinner in dishes such as burgers, weekly steak specials, and a monthly pig-to-plate event. There will also be salads, beef fat french fries, pies, and boozy milk shakes when the 34-seat space opens this fall.

Malt & Mold closes on the Lower East Side

Beer and cheese shop Malt & Mold has shuttered. The six-year-old shop at 221 East Broadway did not provide a reason for the closure, but notes its Gramercy location is still open at 362 Second Ave.

A new Sicilian restaurant for Bushwick

The space for former DIY venue Palisades, which closed after a police raid in 2016, has been transformed into a modern Sicilian restaurant from a team of musicians and artists who have never opened a restaurant before. Concrete opened at 906 Broadway at Stockton Street for dinner and weekend brunch, serving a menu of street-food-inspired small plates like a deep fried mozzarella sandwich, as well as bigger entrees, like pastas and burgers. There’s a local focus, with bread coming from Balthazar, meat from Astoria-based International Meat Market, and seafood from the Bronx/Hampton Bays supplier Out of the Blue. Syrups for the cocktails are made in-house.

Celeb spottings in NYC

New York Fashion Week and the US Open brought in even more celebs than usual to NYC over the past couple weeks, and Page Six is on it. Model Kaia Gerber, the daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, celebrated her 17th birthday at the celeb-packed 1Oak. Gigi Hadid showed up to a gala at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge with a clear purse containing merely one unopened bottle of sparkling rosé, and Bruce Springsteen arrived fashionably late to Ralph Lauren’s 50th anniversary celebration in Central Park before migrating to Lauren’s Polo Bar. Meanwhile, ahead of Serena Williams’ and Naomi Osaka’s US Open final match, Williams’ coach hit the town with last year’s US Open winner Sloane Stephens, NBA player Andre Iguodala, and Cuba Gooding Jr. They ate out at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Public Kitchen.

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