Presidential wannabes dine together
New York political royalty Michael Bloomberg and Hillary Clinton were spotted eating dinner together this week at a Theater District Italian restaurant. The former New York City mayor and secretary of state, respectively, dined at Orso with Clinton’s daughter Chelsea and her husband Marc Mezvinsky, Expedia Group chairman Barry Diller, designer Diane von Furstenberg, and philanthropist Annette de la Renta.
Bloomberg and Clinton have even more in common lately: Bloomberg is currently running for president against Donald Trump, a position Clinton was in in 2016. Apparently this was a raucous affair, though, with Mezvinsky reportedly saying to another table, “I hope we weren’t too loud.”
In other news
— The Trump Administration’s plans to roll back the SNAP program could impact about 70,000 New Yorkers. Low-income residents in Brooklyn could be hit the hardest — the borough had 570,000 residents on food stamps in 2017.
— Quirky ice cream brand OddFellows will open a concession stand at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5 for the upcoming season. The stand will be located next to the sports field, and will be OddFellows’s seventh NYC location.
— This week’s New Yorker review praised the focus on female winemakers at the Riddler, the West Village outpost of a San Francisco champagne bar and restaurant — but critic Hannah Goldfield found the staff’s knowledge of the menu, and the food, to be lacking.
— Beware fraudulent octopus.
— Gotham is serving lunch now, including dishes like yellowtail crudo with shunkyo radish and smoked avocado, a dry-aged steak with Japanese cauliflower, and the Vic’s burger with mango barbecue sauce, according to a spokesperson.
— Floating into the weekend like: