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Smorgasburg Moves Indoors for Fall in Williamsburg

Plus, chef Missy Robbins talks about her fight against breast cancer — and more intel

A tear drop-shaped fried dough pocket cut in half, with caramel oozing out
Brazilian dulce de leche fritters from Petisco Brazuca
Petisco Brazuca [Official]

Smorgasburg returns for fall and winter

Outdoor food festival Smorgasburg — which traditionally closes for fall and winter — will return to Williamsburg next month. Starting November 2, the market will move indoors at 25 Kent, a new office building with the same address. Smorgasburg and the Brooklyn Flea will take place in a 25,000-square-foot space on the top floor of the eight-story building every weekend until March.

So far, confirmed vendors include fried chicken sandwich purveyor Blue Chicken, colorful bao maker Mao’s Bao, Portuguese street food vendor Leitao, Venezuelan arepa maker Vayalo! Cocina, and Brazilian snack seller Petisco Brazuca. Smorgasburg will kick off at 10 a.m. and go till 6 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at 25 Kent Avenue, on 12th Street, a few blocks down from the market’s original Williamsburg location.

Barney Greengrass cleared to reopen

Upper West Side icon Barney Greengrass has been cleared to reopen by the NYC health department. The Jewish appetizing shop was shut down after a failed Department of Health inspection last week for violations including evidence of live mice and roaches. The shutter came one day after Jewish holiday Yom Kippur, the shop’s busiest time of the year. Owner Gary Greengrass called the closure “unfortunate” and “a little unfair.”

The department said Wednesday that the shop was cleared to reopen.

In other news

— Sommelier and Eater Young Gun (’12) Ashley Santoro of Standard Hotels is opening a wine shop called Leisir this Saturday at 83 Henry Street in Two Bridges.

— Chef-restaurateur Missy Robbins opens up about her fight against breast cancer shortly after opening Lilia, saying that the tough experience has impacted her life in a positive way.

— The team behind Izakaya in the East Village tells Eater it’s opening a new restaurant inside of Nowadays in Ridgewood. It’s called Diner by the Izakaya NYC and is described as a Japanese-inflected diner serving casual fare like burgers and wings, but with a focus on high-quality ingredients.

— Comedian Brian Quinn is reviving Rubsam & Horrmann Brewing Co. in Staten Island, bringing back to life one of the borough’s oldest and most iconic beer brands. Started in 1888, R & H rose to the top of Staten Island’s beer scene at the time but was shuttered in the Prohibition era.

— In celeb sightings: Demi Moore celebrated her new memoir Inside Out with a private dinner at Spring Place in Tribeca. Rapper Post Malone was also spotted in Tribeca, though he was playing a game of strip pong at FlashDancers.

La Pecora Bianca will open in the recently shuttered Delicatessen space in Nolita.

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