A Black Seed Bagels collab worth ordering
NYC bagel chain Black Seed Bagels is teaming up with Momofuku’s Columbus Circle counter restaurant Bāng Bar for a food collaboration known as “The Morty.” It’s a bagel twist stuffed with mortadella and cheese and served with a side of spicy mustard, which will be available starting today throughout the month of August. The creation was inspired by Bāng Bar’s hit breakfast item “Mort Mini” and will be sold for $5 at five Black Seed locations (30 Rock, NoMad, East Village, Hudson Eats at Brookfield Place, and Brooklyn Heights), as well as at Bāng Bar in the morning.
Katz’s is popping up at the Met, and other pop-ups around the city
As of this Friday, the Met goers can get themselves an iconic Katz’s pastrami sandwich at the museum’s cafeteria. The legendary New York deli is popping up at the Met starting Friday, selling its famed hand-carved pastrami and turkey sandwiches with all the fixings, including potato salad, coleslaw, and sour pickles. The Katz’s pop-up will have a setup that imitates the original Lower East Side shop’s aesthetic, and it’ll be open Thursday through Monday starting at 11:30 a.m. through the end of summer.
Starting today, Colombian coffee roaster and beautiful Williamsburg cafe Devocion is taking over the coffee counter at Hi-Collar, an East Village Japanese cafe. The menu includes pour overs and Japanese iced coffees, as well as a $12 cold brew flight. The pop-up runs through mid-September.
Plus, hit LA ice cream shop Coolhaus will be giving away free scoops of neon yellow mustard ice cream — with a free pretzel cookie on the side — from a French’s mustard truck around NYC. Starting today, the truck will be near Rockefeller Center and in front of the Hearst Tower near Columbus Circle, and tomorrow, it can be found in Brooklyn Heights and then near Madison Square Park. It’s a marketing stunt backed by the mustard brand; track the gimmick on Instagram here.
Laurene Powell Jobs and EMP’s Daniel Humm are dating
Some long-known food world gossip is finally out in the open: Page Six has a story up about Steve Jobs widow Laurene Powell Jobs dating Eleven Madison Park’s Daniel Humm. Sources tell Page Six that she has no financial investment in the celebrity chef’s restaurants — including his plan to buy out longtime business partner Will Guidara — though she has put cash into restaurants in the past, most notably the failed Four Seasons reboot.
Queens man sues Doordash after alleged assault and robbery
A Queens man who works as a restaurant manager claims he was assaulted by Doordash deliverymen, who stole his cellphone and left him with a broken leg during a food delivery. Michael Garcia says his Doordash driver insisted he come outside to get his food around 1 a.m. on May 10, rather than bringing it to his door. When Garcia questioned the driver outside, the driver got angry, prompting him and another man to get out of the car and begin punching Garcia, he claims. The duo took off with his phone and food, and Garcia was taken to the hospital. The driver was arrested, and Garcia has filed a lawsuit against the delivery company accusing it of failing to vet its delivery workers.
Take a look at Tom Colicchio’s Fort Greene home
Tom Colicchio and wife Lori Silverbush lived in the West Village with their two sons until the apartment grew too cramped for a family of four. The family then settled on a Fort Greene brownstone in need of some serious renovation — giving way for a brand new navy-blue kitchen and a wood-burning grill, which was converted from an existing fireplace. Take a look the couple’s home here.
Oat milk ice cream has arrived in Williamsburg, and more openings and coming attractions
Greenberg’s Bagels will open its first brick-and-mortar location in Bed-Stuy this fall. The bagel shop got its start at Williamsburg food hall North 3rd Street Market — which is now selling oat milk soft serve from Boston-based Whipped Urban Dessert Lab.
Meanwhile, the team behind soba specialist Cocoron and Shabushabu Macoron has debuted its new Chinatown restaurant Shabushabu Mayumon, now open at 115 Division St. near Pike Street. It’s a $128 omakase meal including soba, pork belly, and a shrimp and caviar course. Over in Long Island City, Go Nonna has opened at 10-50 44th Drive serving a mixture of Italian and Argentine fare.
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