Williamsburg gains a pizzeria with $1 oyster specials, and more openings and closings
Williamsburg has gained a new organic sourdough pizza restaurant and bar called Pizzette at 191 Graham Ave., near Scholes Street. It comes from Bushwick restaurateur Steve Shaka, who also owns French bistro Mominette and Bushwick Bakery. Lots of toppings ranging from figs and goat cheese to clams are available, as well as dollar oysters in the evening.
In the East Village, a pizzeria dubbed Old Fashioned Pizza is also moving into the neighborhood at 244 East 13th St., between Second and Third avenues, where Thaimee Box once lived. And a few blocks away at 131 Ave. A, Sorbet Cray Cray is now serving “silky smooth” sorbets. But over in Flushing, popular vegan restaurant Oneness Fountain Heart has also closed.
Angry Orchard fires Hudson Valley cider brewery staff for alleged racial profiling
Angry Orchard fired the manager and security staff of its Hudson Valley cider brewery for allegedly racially profiling a recently engaged black couple — who were interrupted and accused by staff during their special moment of stealing a shirt. The NYC couple claims that Angry Orchard employees repeatedly approached them, insisting they had stolen a shirt and requesting that they empty their pockets and bags. “We badly mishandled the situation and our team overreacted,” Angry Orchard says in a statement sent to People magazine.
Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski swings by Ray’s
Queer Eye food star Antoni Porowski swung by actor Justin Theroux’s newly opened Lower East Side bar Ray’s last weekend to show support. The bar at 177 Chrystie St., which debuted last Friday, comes from a reputable nightlife team including Freemans’ Taavo Somer, the Smile’s Carlos Quirarte, and Jon Neidich of the Happiest Hour.
Jersey City Night Market returns this Saturday
The Jersey City Night Market is back in action this weekend, bringing a local set of vendors including grilled meats from My Yummy BBQ, fried tamales and burritos from Mexi Boys, and ice cream from Jersey & Co. Gelato. The oudoor food festival starts at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Journal Square Path Plaza and ends at 10 p.m.