Katz’s will celebrate When Harry Met Sally’s 30th anniversary
The seminal Nora Ephron romantic-comedy starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, When Harry Met Sally, turns 30 this summer, and Katz’s is in on the celebrations. The deli was famously featured in a scene where Ryan’s Sally fakes an orgasm. On July 12, which was the movie’s release date, there will be an orgasm scene reenactment contest in the restaurant. Then, on July 24, the deli is partnering with Alamo Drafthouse in Downtown Brooklyn for a one-night screening of the movie. Tickets will include bites from Katz’s, and there will be pastrami and corned beef carving stations at the theater. The deli is also currently selling a $135 When Harry Met Sally package, which includes Harry’s order (pastrami on rye), Sally’s order (turkey sandwich), as well as a t-shirt, a tote bag, and pins.
Openings and coming attractions
A new bubble tea shop that prints selfies into cream or cheese foam called DIU Tea opened at 160 Orchard St. A second location of Donut Pub opened in Noho today at 740 Broadway at Astor Place. And signage has finally arrived for the new third location of Joe’s Steam Rice Roll in East Village, located at 36 St. Mark’s Pl.
The Lego bar is coming
The previously announced Brick Bar, a pop-up dedicated to Lego creations and cocktails, is ready to pop open in NYC. Over 1 million blocks are featured in the design of the space, which will be at a “secret” location that will be released to ticket holders closer to the event. The pop-up will run for four nights, from June 19 to 23, and tickets ($25) are available here. In addition to drinks, there will be a “brick burger,” with colored buns made to look like Lego blocks.
Construction site plagues new Greenwich Village Italian restaurant
The Post’s Steve Cuozzo writes on the early troubles faced at new Greenwich Village Italian restaurant Avena Downtown, which replaced the legendary Da Silvano earlier this year. But a construction site next to the restaurant has taken away the sidewalk seating appeal of the space, reducing the outdoor seating from 55 to 32 and also obstructing the views of the bustling Greenwich Village streets. “Thanks to the mess, neither the outdoor seats nor 135 indoor seats at Avena and casual adjacent offshoot Osteria are as full as they should be,” Cuozzo argues.