People are lining up to get into Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop
Famed Greenpoint pizzaiolo Paulie Giannone’s new throwback pizza restaurant Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop opened last week, and people are lining up around the block to sample the New York-style pies. In a post on Instagram, the restaurant noted that they are “working day and night to get better and faster.” It’s a counter-service spot, meaning a theoretically much shorter wait than the perpetually busy original outpost on Greenpoint Avenue. More vegan pies and grandma pies will be added to the menu this week.
I Trulli owners plan new restaurant next door
Longtime Nomad Italian restaurant I Trulli, now helmed by Gabriel Kreuther alum chef Ben Smallman, will soon have a sister restaurant next door called Ristoro del Cinghiale. Founder Nicola Marzovilla says it will be a 104-seat restaurant with indoor and outdoor space, serving Tuscan fare. Expect pastas, Negroni cocktails, and Italian wines. It will open September 18th.
Xi’an Famous Foods inches closer to opening LIC location, and other coming attractions
Cult favorite Chinese noodle chain Xi’an Famous Foods is getting closer to opening a new location in Long Island City. After some delay, CEO Jason Wang says it will be ready in October. In Tribeca, a Jersey City froyo shop called Downtown Yogurt & Ice Cream is opening a new location this fall. In the East Village, a new bubble tea spot called Moge Tee will start serving cheese teas soon. It’s the third location for the company. And tea shop Tea Magic, serving steamed buns and dumplings, is planting a second outpost on the Upper West Side.
Two reopenings and a closing
Upper West Side restaurant Lincoln Square Steak has undergone a revamp and will reopen this week. The 140-seat restaurant at 208 West 70th St. has a new design and new management, including Jonathan Kohlman and chef Stratos Georgedakis, a Quality Meats alum. Several blocks up, T&R Pizza on UWS has reopened after being out of commission for more than a year because of a gas issue. But in East Village, Brick Lane Curry House on Second Avenue has closed. It will be reopening soon in a location one block south.