Bradley Cooper and Jerry Seinfield spotted in a Midtown diner
A Star Is Born co-star Bradley Cooper had a soup date with legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld at a Midtown diner. The duo were spotted sipping on split-pea soups at Brooklyn Diner and reportedly not filming anything. The restaurant is an apparent favorite of Seinfeld’s, as he’s been sighted there multiple times over the years.
Stolen Bronx bodega kitten reunited with its owners
The stolen Bronx bodega cat has returned. Ismael Gourmet Deli owner Ismael Diaz tells the Post a stranger brought the two-month old kitten back to the store Thursday afternoon. Soon after Luna’s return, the man who took her also walked into the store to apologize, and the alleged thief was taken into police custody.
In other feline news, the Brooklyn Cat Cafe has a new home
The Brooklyn Cat Cafe has moved into new digs at 76 Montague St. in Brooklyn Heights, a few blocks north from its original location. The new cafe is triple the size of the original with a private events space and a webcam-equipped terrarium for mothers and their kittens. Now, there’s enough room for yoga classes and movie nights.
Another rosy review for Niche, NYC’s new mazemen spot
New Yorker critic Hannah Goldfield praises chef Shigetoshi Nakamura’s new ramen restaurant Niche, where brothless noodles are “chewy” and “glossy-yellow.” The steak mazemen is topped with “charred” and “subtly smoked” rib eye, which comes paired with a “jammy” and “oniony” pork sauce. And the yuzu dashi vongole — which comes with a generous serving of shelled littleneck clams, Napa cabbage, and yuzu zest — is “sweet, tart, and briny.” Eater critic Ryan Sutton also recently paid the restaurant a visit, calling Niche one of NYC’s most creative new pasta restaurants.
Times critic finds the perfect fish fry in the Bronx
The fish at Millie Peartree Fish Fry & Soul Food is fried to an “improbable lightness,” their golden outer shells given “just enough salt and crunch,” Times critic Ligaya Mishan writes in her latest review. As its name suggests, the Bronx restaurant specializes in fish fry and Southern favorites, including fried fillets of whiting, catfish, and shrimp paired with sides like “crusty-edged” fries seasoned with Old Bay and collard greens that are “tender” yet still “resilient,” Mishan writes. The critic also indulges in a large serving of “rich” and “creamy” mac and cheese. “Call it glory,” she writes.
Taiwanese hot spot now open for lunch
Over in the East Village, tiny but mighty Taiwanese restaurant Ho Foods has extended its hours to include lunch during the week. Lunch will be served from Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The menu will be the same as dinner, where the beef noodle soup reigns.
Openings and closings
Cappone’s Salumeria has brought its Italian sandwiches to Midtown food hall Urbanspace at 570 Lex. The stall debuted Thursday, serving cold-cut sandwiches and hot-pressed paninis. Over in the Sanctuary Hotel on 47th Street, between Sixth and Seventh streets, the Sushi Lab has opened with a $50 omakase menu. A la carte options like smoky miso soup, sashimi, and uni macaron are also available.
Norman, an all-day Scandinavian cafe from Noma co-founder Claus Meyer and Aska chef Fredrik Berselius, will close over the weekend. The Greenpoint restaurant opened less than two years ago. A post on Norman’s Instagram page suggests the restaurant was always intended to be temporary. Its last day is March 3.