UES neighbors sue Omar’s lounge inside Vaucluse, claiming too much noise
Celebrity magnet lounge Omar inside Michael White’s restaurant Vaucluse has apparently been a headache for neighbors living in the luxury co-op where it’s housed. The space, run by nightlife impresario Omar Hernandez, has drawn celebrities such as Spike Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, as well as less luminary famous people like Matt Lauer, Michael Cohen, Eliot Spitzer, and Donald Trump Jr., since opening last March. But locals claim that Vaucluse is violating its lease with Omar, which they’re arguing doesn’t follow the “top tier” restaurant clause. The restaurant told the Post that its “always been a good neighbor,” adding that both Vaucluse and Omar at Vaucluse are “top-tier restaurants with top-class clientele.”
The Ainsworth eyes former DBGB space, and other coming attractions and openings
Daniel Boulud’s Bowery restaurant DBGB closed back in 2017, and after a long time sitting empty, sports bar chain the Ainsworth is eyeing it for a new location. The upscale sports bar has been expanding quickly over the last few years, in part due to a hefty investment from basketball player Carmelo Anthony.
In the former Edi & the Wolf space in the East Village, signage is already up for a new restaurant. Called Avenue C, the restaurant will serve American food from owner Rosey Kalayjian. And also in the neighborhood, cookie shop Schmackary’s has opened at 35 Cooper Square.
Meanwhile in Brooklyn Heights, Alice’s Tea Cup has opened a Brooklyn location, a fast-casual cafe with pastries, coffee, and pre-made sandwiches.
Anthony Weiner fails to quietly dine at Westville in FiDi, and other spottings
A Post reporter was fortuitously seated next to Anthony Weiner at the FiDi location of Westville at brunch over the weekend, apparently much to the dismay of the ex-congressman who was recently released from prison for sending sexts to a teen. Weiner was reportedly having “a cozy meal with a younger brunette.” Then, over at Hudson Yards, a slew of nightlife folks went out to the opening of the new Equinox at the development, including Noah Tepperberg of Tao. The fitness brand is opening a hotel later this summer, which will include a Stephen Starr restaurant.
A look at the history of the everything bagel
Atlas Obscura looks into the history of the everything bagel, that ubiquitous flavor that combines all the major bagel toppings, and found that though many people have claimed that they invented it, it’s hard to pinpoint who actually created the recipe. But the name “everything” may have a source: David Gussin of Charlie’s Bagels in Howard Beach, Queens. As a teen, Gussin was allegedly cleaning the oven and collected all the excess bagel toppings in the oven. One day, instead of throwing them out, he suggested they put them on a bagel and call it “everything.” “It wasn’t that big of a deal; we weren’t looking to make the next big bagel. Charlie was probably more interested in what horses he was going to bet on,” he says.