Midtown gets yet another fancy food fall
Urbanspace’s ever-expanding Midtown food hall empire gets yet another entrant today, this time in Midtown West. Urbanspace West 52nd — the food hall’s fourth location — features a slew of new vendors including the first-ever offshoot of 90-year-old Flatiron sandwich mainstay Eisenberg’s; an outpost of Harlem seafood favorite Lolo’s Seafood Shack; and a new concept from the wildly popular dipping ramen shop TabeTomo, called TomoTomo. Old Urbanspace favorites like Roberta’s, and Black Iron Burger will also be a part of this space at 152 West 52nd Street, near Seventh Avenue.
In all, the new location will have 15 vendors. The fancy food hall is also piloting a “green new market” initiative at this location with a push to use reusable and compostable items. Aside from this Midtown West spot, Urbanspace runs food halls at Lexington Avenue and 51st Street, at Times Square, and one right next to Grand Central Terminal. It’s also behind some of the biggest holiday markets in the city including the ones at Union Square and Bryant Park. The last few years have seen a rash of food halls opening in the city, but some experts say that growth might finally be slowing down this year.
In other news:
— The Post got the first peek inside Hudson Yards’s 101st floor restaurant Peak. There won’t be an entry fee to get to the restaurant, and dishes will cost between $17 to $25 for appetizers, and $30 to $55 for entrees. The excitement around this restaurant is a bit muted considering the overall tepid response to the dining scene at Hudson Yards, but it’s still likely to be booked up for its opening on March 11 — the same day the development debuts its sky-high observation deck Edge.
— A host of Australian-owned cafes and restaurants in the city are banding together to raise funds for the bush fires ravaging the country right now. Among those raising funds are Nomad’s Bourke Street Bakery, Greenwich Village’s Banter, Lower East Side’s Sonnyboy, and the coffee chain Bluestone Lane, which is donating all profits from their stores for the next three days.
— Southern fried chicken chain Chick-fil-a is planning to open a Times Square location.
— NYC Council member Ritchie Torres is introducing legislation that will force companies offering same-day delivery to disclose if they’re pocketing a portion of their workers’s tips.
— Charming Williamsburg bistro Pheasant is teaming up with neighborhood butcher the Meat Hook for a Parisian brasserie-style dinner with items like pork terrine and crepe suzette on January 26 — it’s $75 for a seat at the table, and $70 for a spot at the bar.
— Longtime Noho French-Vietnamese haunt Indochine now has a location in Dubai.
— Eater Upsell’s co-host Dan will never be the same: