The White Horse Tavern reopens tonight
Longstanding literary haunt White Horse Tavern will reopen in Greenwich Village tonight. The bar has been closed for several weeks for renovation following a change in ownership. On Monday, a “limited menu” will arrive, with a complete menu arriving later in the fall. The bar is now run by restaurateur Eytan Sugarman, who also owns Hunt & Fish Club, Southern Hospitality, and a restaurant accused of being a Prince Street Pizza knockoff called Made In New York. White Horse Tavern opened in 1880 at 567 Hudson St. at 11th Street, and is the second-oldest continuously running bar in the city.
San Loco will return to the East Village, plus a new dumpling shop
San Loco is officially moving back to the East Village after a two-year hiatus. The Tex-Mex restaurant was open from 1986 to 2017 and was one of the places that laid the groundwork for the East Village to become the quirky and eclectic dining destination it is today. The owners have signed a lease at 111 Avenue C, between Seventh and Eighth streets. Meanwhile, King Dumplings is now open on the Lower East Side at 74 Hester St., on Allen Street, serving $4 plates of boiled or fried dumplings. Noodle soups and sesame pancake sandwiches are also on the menu, and the new shop is open daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Iconic Ebony magazine test kitchen is heading to NYC
Ebony magazine’s iconic Chicago test kitchen is coming to New York City. The kitchen — where staff would test recipes from its “A Date With a Dish” column — will be recreated in the Museum of Food and Drink in Williamsburg. The oval-shaped room with psychedelic swirls on the wall will be part of a new exhibit titled “African/American: Making the Nation’s Table,” which will travel around the U.S., bringing the kitchen with it. The museum is now raising money for the exhibit and hopes to host in 2020.
Neighbors are trying to save this longtime Brooklyn ice cream parlor from eviction
Flatbush ice cream parlor Scoops is facing eviction after more than 30 years in the neighborhood — and locals aren’t happy about it. An online petition hoping to save the shop has garnered over 1,800 supporters, while others are collecting signatures on the ground in front of the shop. Owner Anthony “Scoops” Fongyit says he was unable to negotiate a lease renewal with his landlord, and in November, the lease terms changed to month-to-month. He was recently hit with a 30-day notice to vacate, though the online petition claims he was current on payment. Scoops opened in 1984 at 624 Flatbush Ave., serving Caribbean-inspired ice cream flavors and vegetarian fare.
A dinner dedicated to all-things CBD at Bubby’s
A dinner focused on all things cannabidiol (or CBD) will be held at American comfort food restaurant Bubby’s in Tribeca on Wednesday, May 29. Chef-owner Ron Silver, who is also behind edibles brand Azuca, will serve a family-style dinner with hemp-infused cocktails while opening up a conversation about CBD’s health benefits, as well as the recent crackdown on the substance. The dinner will be co-hosted by cannabis culture magazine Mary; tickets can be purchased here.