A bomb exploded outside of Gino Sorbillo’s pizzeria in Naples
Gino Sorbillo, the pizzaioli with a reputation for pushing back against the mafia in Italy, has closed his flagship pizzeria in Naples following the explosion of a bomb outside the restaurant yesterday. There were no injuries. This same pizzeria also came under attack in 2012, when it went up in flames; the fire is suspected to have been set by the mob. Sorbillo posted about the bomb explosion on Instagram, where the pizza icon also recently caused controversy by posting in blackface — a photo that has been deleted. Sorbillo brought his famed Neapolitan pizza to NYC in November 2017.
A “modern wellness hub” — whatever that is — is coming to Brookfield Place
Clean Market, a place for juice and ginger shot fanatics, will open in the fall of 2019 in the Financial District’s shopping, dining, and office complex Brookfield Place. This is the second NYC location for the company, which also has a spot in Midtown. Among its services offered are vitamin IV drips, infrared saunas, and whole-body cryotherapy. There’s also a food and tonic bar that involves superfood smoothies and “power shots.” It sounds like a finance bro version of Moon Juice.
Pret A Manger encroaches onto Brooklyn
Even though it seems like there’s a Pret A Manger on every last corner of Manhattan, the mediocre office worker sandwich apocalypse apparently hasn’t hit Brooklyn yet — until now. The British chain will open its first Brooklyn shop in a 2,700 square-foot space inside MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn.
A pretty burger is coming to Hudson Yards
Months ahead of the opening of Hudson Yards Grill — due out March 15 — the Post’s Steve Cuozzo highlights the upcoming Michael Lomonaco restaurant’s burger, calling it “nice to look at.” At $19, it better be. In addition to the burger, Hudson Yards Grill will have a $25 lobster roll on the menu as well as rotisserie chicken and rotisserie specials like lamb and sucking pig. The 275-seat venue will be located on the fourth floor of the new mall at Hudson Yards and will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Lomonaco is the chef behind Porter House and formerly of Windows on the World.
One of NYC’s top sommeliers keeps winning overseas awards
After winning a distinguished title in France this fall, Racines NY managing partner and NYC-based master sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier has won another top wine award: the grand prize of the Revue du Vin de France, one of the country’s leading wine publications. The award started a decade ago, and she is the first woman to win it.