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A Mochi Ice Cream Brand Popular With NYC Restaurants Is Opening a Soho Shop

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Plus, a new museum exhibit features Russ & Daughters’s history — and more intel

Red bean ice cream mochi cut in half on a white plate Christopher Wong/Mochidoki [Official Photo]

A mochi ice cream shop is opening in Soho this fall

Mochi ice cream brand Mochidoki is opening a Soho store this fall. The ice cream, wrapped in a chewy layer of mochi, comes in various flavors that stretch beyond the more common green tea or chocolate. There’s also passion fruit, salted caramel, and Thai tea, and new flavors for fall include pumpkin and cookies.

Various restaurants around New York City serve Mochidoki for dessert, including Nobu, Lobster Club, Sushi Seki, various Tao restaurants, and some Stephen Starr restaurants. The new shop will open at 176 Spring St., between Thompson Street and West Broadway, in addition to its soon-to-close location at Turnstyle Market in Columbus Circle.

In other news

— The team behind Australian cafes Hole in the Wall has started a delivery service called Ghost Burger that delivers burgers, fried chicken sandwiches, fries, wings, and salad to the East Side of Manhattan.

Halal Guys is similarly opening a delivery-only kitchen to bring its street meat to Queens.

— The Center for Jewish History in Chelsea has a new exhibit honoring Russ & Daughters, showcasing the appetizing shop’s struggle to modernize while maintaining tradition. It debuts September 13, curated by the American Jewish Historical Society.

— The annual Little Italy food festival Feast of San Gennaro is back, running September 12 through September 22.

— Serena Williams took a page out of critic Ryan Sutton’s playbook and drank some late-night margaritas at Vida Verde in Hell’s Kitchen following her U.S. Open loss on Saturday.

— Popeyes viral fried chicken sandwich has made Wall Street take notice — raising the fast-food chain’s valuation in the third quarter.

Godiva will open a sixth NYC cafe, this time in Flatiron at 933 Broadway.

— Tough crowd: