Popular Los Angeles katsu sandwich shop heads to NYC for one night
A popular Japanese-influenced sandwich shop that hails from Los Angeles is doing a pop-up dinner at the cookware company Great Jones New York City office later this month. Konbi, known for its egg salad and pork katsu sandos, will be serving a pre-set menu of those two items, plus Japanese craft beer, pet-nat wine, yuzu soda, and more snacks, all for $40. It goes down on May 30 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 39 East 20th St., on the sixth floor. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased here.
The West Village gains a sunny all-day Italian cafe today, and more openings
Roey’s — the new all-day Italian cafe replacing what was once Rosemary’s Pizza — kicks open today in the West Village, bringing cacio e pepe egg sandwiches and roast chicken to the sun-filled space at 1 Perry St. Davidovich Bakery has opened at the Lower East Side’s Blue Moon Hotel, located at 100 Orchard St., near Delancey, serving bagels and other baked goods. Meanwhile, Hamilton Heights is getting a restaurant from the author of anti-inflammatory-diet book “The Plan” Lyn-Genet Recitas. Her new restaurant Lyn-Genet’s Kitchen opens Saturday at 3473 Broadway, near 142nd Street, serving a lot of vegan and vegetarian meals like avocado fries and coconut broccoli soup, as well as Spanish wine.
Statewide liquor compliance sting finds 45 NYC businesses selling alcohol to minors
Over 40 New York City restaurants, liquor stores, and markets are under fire for selling alcohol to minors. The businesses were identified during an undercover sting operation by the state Liquor Authority and law enforcement, which can lead to fines as high as $10,000. If the restaurants or stores have a clean record, the violation can be from $2,000 to $3,000. Of the 851 businesses targeted throughout the entire state, 186 were in violation of the law.
Seafood restaurant Oceana rolls its summer lobster cart into Midtown
Midtown seafood hotspot Oceana has brought back its lobster roll cart, with a menu offering Connecticut- and Maine-style hot and cold rolls ($19), lobster salad ($25), and ice cream sandwiches ($4). It’s set up outside the restaurant at 120 West 49th St., between Sixth and Seventh avenues. Acclaimed chef Bill Telepan — a champion of the farm-to-table movement — is also hosting his tasting menu series this month on Saturday, May 18, at 7:15 p.m. It’ll be a 14-course tasting at $175 per person, with a monthly theme of “May flowers,” while the June 8 dinner will focus on sustainable seafood. See the menu below; reserve by calling (212) 759-5941.