Bubby’s is back
The original Tribeca location of brunch favorite Bubby’s returns tomorrow. The nearly 30-year-old restaurant — known for its pancakes, pies, biscuits, and other American comfort foods — closed in June for renovations, and it reopens with the new look on Saturday, November 2. There’s a new kitchen with more capacity, plus updates in the foyer, bar, and dining room.
Chef and owner Ron Silver opened Bubby’s as a pop-up in 1990 and has since expanded it to the Meatpacking District and to Japan, where there are six locations. The Tribeca one, though, is the first. Silver has signed a new 20-year-lease for the outpost to keep it going. The staff is pouring free prosecco all weekend at the reopened location to celebrate.
In other news
— The Times’ Hungry City columnist Marian Bull visits JJ Johnson’s Harlem fast-casual restaurant FieldTrip, praising the flagship rice, as well as crab pockets and “perfectly cooked fish.”
— And over at the New Yorker, critic Hannah Goldfield finds pastries to love at both Pilar Cuban Bakery and Win Son Bakery in Brooklyn.
— Lower East Side food hall the Market Line is opening soon.
— The Friends of Bedford Library are holding a cookbook sale tomorrow to raise funds for their library branch in Bed-Stuy. Over 200 new titles — collected from the Eater office and from food writers around the city — will be for sale at deep discounts.
— Restaurants are NOT PLEASED that Grubhub is adding “tens of thousands” of restaurants on the delivery platform without charging a fee.
Every year around this time I'm reminded of when @AdeenaSussman calmly explained to me that Butterfingers are just American halva and my mind is blown once again— Francis Lam (@Francis_Lam) October 31, 2019