Get a $32 “burger” at Barneys
Freds at Barneys — the restaurant inside various locations of upscale retailer Barneys, including the ones on Madison Avenue and in downtown Manhattan — now has a $32 burger named after Martha Stewart. It was inspired by one of Stewart’s recipes and is made with turkey meatloaf (so is it even a burger at all?), served on a potato bun, and topped with kale. It comes with sweet potato fries and it’s served on a branded Barneys x Martha Stewart burger board. It’s a branded experience from top to bottom, because the meal ends with a complimentary take-out packet of kale seeds. It’s available through mid-May.
A slice of Paris in Brooklyn
Parisian doughnut shop Boneshaker will pop-up at chicken and pie shop Pies ‘n Thighs in Williamsburg on May 1. Four doughnuts will be on hand, including strawberry and rose water-glazed topped with two types of meringue and dried strawberry slices. The doughnuts will sell until they run out.
Openings and a closing
A new cocktail bar called We Got Company opened at 441 Metropolitan Ave. Happy hour runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. during the week, and there are $10 margaritas and daiquiris offered during it. Lucille’s, at 26 Macombs Pl. in Hamilton Heights, opened last month as a coffee bar but has since expanded its service, offering cocktails and dinner. Dishes include shrimp and grits and jerk chicken tacos. I Love Panzerotti opened at 220 Varick St. in Greenwich Village serving, yup, a ton of panzerotti (fried calzones), including classics like pepperoni and ham, a vegan option, and sweet variations of the pizza pockets like s’mores and Nutella. Meanwhile, West Side Cafe & Pizza at 218 72nd St. on the Upper West Side has closed.
The celebrated East Harlem French restaurant Mountain Bird is relocating to a new corner space at 2162 Second Ave. in the neighborhood, and a tapas restaurant called Gaudir will move into its original space at 251 East 110th St. It started as a Monday-only pop-up, and this is its first permanent location. The Smorgasburg and Canal Street Market Japanese dessert bar Bonsai Kakigori will also open its first permanent brick-and-mortar location on April 27. It’s set to open at 100 Stanton St. and will serve toasts and sandwiches in addition to the shaved ice dessert. On the Upper West Side, the Calaveras is opening in a few weeks at 949 Columbus Ave. and will serve Mexican food. Pasta Franco, a Northern Italian restaurant, will open nearby at 508 Columbus Ave.
Critic praises the “bites and sights” of Queensyard
Post critic Steve Cuozzo delved into Queensyard, the new Hudson Yards restaurant offering British-American food by chef Danila Bogdan. He calls the Dover sole with roasted cauliflower puree “marvelous” and also writes that he enjoyed the “ultra-juicy” baked Lancaster chicken and the Burgundy truffle risotto.