Au Cheval debuts to long wait times
One of the nation’s most popular burger destinations Au Cheval made its NYC debut in Tribeca, and along with its crowd-pleasing burgers, it brought lengthy waits. Folks reported wait times between two and three hours during dinner service on Tuesday night for two people. So expect to wait for a taste of the Chicago-restaurant’s classic American-style burgers — or try to go at lunch, when walking right in on Tuesday was an option.
Justin Theroux’s favorite dining companion is his dog, apparently
Page Six reports that Justin Theroux’s favorite NYC dining buddy is his dog. The actor previously married to Jennifer Aniston brought along his rescue dog Kuma to the upscale restaurant Fine & Rare in Midtown, where he was reportedly at a photo shoot. Theroux also previously posted a video of him and Kuma sharing a french fry at the Waverly Inn.
A coming attraction on the Lower East Side
Four years after the Spanish tapas restaurant Rayuela officially shuttered, the space at 165 Allen St. on the Lower East Side will finally be occupied again. The space has not had a permanent tenant since the Rayuela closure, only occasionally serving as home to pop-up events. Commercial real estate broker Alexandria Ocala has submitted a community board application to take over the space with a new restaurant called Dizzy’s, which will serve new American food in a 42-table setting.
A cookie collaboration at Una Pizza Napoletana
San Francisco food writer Omar Mamoon’s cookie dough brand Dough XX is collaborating with Una Pizza Napoletana on Friday, March 8 for a charitable pop-up event at the Lower East Side pizzeria. Mamoon will be baking brownie cookie dough to go with the restaurant’s fior de latte gelato as a post-pizza treat. All proceeds from the desserts will go to World Central Kitchen, the nonprofit originally founded by chef José Andrés that provides hunger and poverty relief.
A global pop-up at Agern
Claus Meyer’s acclaimed Nordic restaurant Agern will host Papa Zooks, a collaboration between chefs Sandy Ho and Tyler Henry that has previously popped up in Mexico City. On Sunday, March 10, Ho and Henry will be cooking up a menu of Southeast Asian fare with touches from Peru and Mexico. Dishes include tiradito, a rice cracker served with dashi, satsuma, and fried shallot. There will also be a crab soup made with lemongrass, annatto, tapioca, mint, and lime. And drinks include a hot chocolate with cinnamon, chilhuacle negro pepper, and puffed sticky rice. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased here.
Learn about sake on the Lower East Side
The LES izakaya SakaMai is hosting a sake tasting event tonight from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. called “Lounge and Learn,” which will be led by sake sommelier Jessica Joly. Tickets are $75 and include six sake tastings as well as appetizers.