Playboy Club has a service issue
According to Page Six, NYC’s reanimated Playboy Club has had to fire half of the “Playboy Bunny” servers from the restaurant and also bring in new management because of how poor service has been. A source tells Page Six that the Bunnies are now only allowed to run drinks and that their pay was slashed from $40 an hour to $25 an hour, while non-Bunny servers have been brought in to take over food and drink service duties.
Downtown Brooklyn food hall adds two new stalls
Dekalb Market Hall recently gained a new Thai and Chinese stall as well as a kosher falafel and hummus vendor. Thank You Come Again serves soup dumplings ($5 for four) and a mix of Thai and Chinese dishes, including skewers, noodles, and fried dumplings. Brooklyn Hummus serves Israeli cuisine, including eggplant shakshuka, a pita sandwich, and fried cauliflower with housemade harissa, pickled mango sauce, and tahini.
Head to Racines tonight for bivalves and wine
Starting at 6 p.m. tonight, Tribeca wine destination Racines will be offering oyster and Muscadet pairings. A half dozen oysters and six half-pours of Muscadets ranging from 2012 to 2018 come for $50, and additional oysters are $2 each. Chef Diego Moya sourced the oysters from Nova Scotia and Wellfleet Harbor.
A charity dinner in Brownsville
Top Chef alum Chris Scott will be cooking up a four-course menu at the fourth iteration of Brownsville Community Culinary Center’s guest chef dinner series, set to take place on April 24. Dishes include baby yams with an oat and pine nut crumble, cornmeal-crusted shad, gnocchi with mushrooms and okra, and an apple pie fry. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased here, with all proceeds going to the Melting Pot Foundation and BCCC.