Superiority Burger opens in Tokyo
Big congrats to the denizens of Tokyo, who are now the lucky recipients of the second location of Brooks Headley’s rock-and-roll vegetarian counter Superiority Burger. The menu and specials are different there: The tofu-fried-tofu sandwich comes with a kinpira slaw; the chicory salad has been boosted with sticky persimmons and purple daikon; and there’s a new sandwich on a roll with yuba, mixed herbs, frizzled onions, and pickles. As with the East Village original, things change daily based on what’s seasonal — including the gelato. Also: Check out the very cute sign the Tokyo outpost has outside.
A French bakery replaces Moishe’s
A modern new French bakery called Le Fournil has taken over the space of legendary bakery Moishe’s, which closed after over 40 years of service in the East Village. It’s got coffee, croissants, goat cheese sandwiches, and lots of fresh bread. EV Grieve reports that some early visitors are pleased that Le Fournil actually offers bread instead of just pastries, but the prices are higher than Moishe’s, and its warm, wood-paneled look has been replaced by lots and lots of tiles. It’s one of several new bread bakeries to open across the city.
In other news
— The Kardashian-West clan made stops at Serendipity 3 and L’Avenue at Saks on their NYC trip this holiday.
— Another review rolls in for the new Gotham Bar and Grill: Tables for Two at the New Yorker finds some thrills in new chef Victoria Blamey’s menu but largely finds that it’s “at odds with the restaurant’s long-held and now outdated identity.”
— The Times’s Hungry City column checks out Tortas Morelos, a Bay Ridge Mexican restaurant specializing in “comforting and carefully considered” sandwiches.
— For anybody who needs a post-midnight bowl of noodles on New Year’s Eve, the tonkotsu masters at Ichiran are staying open until 2:30 a.m. at the Midtown location, at 132 W. 31st St., on that day, according to a spokesperson.
— On the Upper West Side, police are seeking men who burglarized three restaurants, taking thousands in cash.
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