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Rising NYC Pastry Star Camari Mick Heads a New Pop-Up Cafe at Nolita’s Michelin-Starred Musket Room

Plus, a new survey finds that half of Brooklyn businesses were unable to pay rent in November — and more intel

An olive-colored vintage automobile is parked on a sidewalk on a rainy day. Leaves gather at its doorstep, which is open alongside a side-window from which pastries can be served.
Camari Mick will serve pastries, baked goods, coffee, and cocktails from the side-window of this vintage truck
Jason Greenspan/the Musket Room [Official]

EMP alum Camari Mick brings breakfast sandwiches and baked goods to the Musket Room

A vintage van slinging breads, baked goods, and other pastries has popped up in front of the Musket Room, chef Mary Attea’s Michelin-starred restaurant in Nolita. The new pop-up cafe, dubbed MR All-Day, showcases sought-after treats from rising pastry star Camari Mick, who will be serving guava cream cheese doughnuts, loaves of Japanese-style milk bread, and miso-maple sausage and egg breakfast sandwiches from the truck’s side window. Dishes from the Musket Room — including its mushroom and sweet potato bao and pork katsu sando — will also be available during afternoons.

Mick’s role at the new takeout bread operation is preceded by stints at some of the city’s hottest restaurants, including Le Bernardin, Eleven Madison Park, TAK Room, and Daniel Boulud’s db Bistro Moderne. More recently, she served her pastries from another window, that of Maison Yaki in Prospect Heights, as part of the restaurant’s Black entrepreneur pop-up series. There, the popular pastry chef served pavlova with pear sorbet, vegan panna cotta, and her knockout fig and date sticky toffee pudding.

MR All-Day is open Fridays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (closed from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.), and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The van will be parked in front of the Musket Room indefinitely, according to a spokesperson for the restaurant, and customers can expect to see additional days of service rolled out in the near future.

In other news

— Delicious Hospitality, the Soho-based restaurant group behind hit restaurants Charlie Bird, Pasquale Jones, and Legacy Records, has inked a deal with Jetblue to serve cocktails, wine, and food to customers in the airline’s Mint class, according to a spokesperson for the company.

— Food insecurity continues to rise citywide. Roughly 12 percent of NYC residents reported food insecurity concerns before the pandemic; now, that number has grown to an estimated 32 percent, according to a new report from the Robin Hood Foundation.

— Neighborhood American restaurant Motel Morris is taking orders for its takeout Thanksgiving dinner until Monday, November 23 at 5 p.m. ($45 per person). Several wine and cocktail packages are also available for pick-up.

— New York’s lauded omakase strawberry is now available at Eli’s Market on the Upper East Side. A case of eight berries costs $50 and is available for takeout or delivery.

— An estimated half of Brooklyn businesses were unable to pay full rent during the month of November, according to a new survey from the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.

— Some sheriffs in upstate New York say they will not enforce Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s order to limit Thanksgiving gatherings to 10 guests or fewer.

— Searches for “Thai” food increased by 108 percent in New York City during the pandemic, according to Google Maps data.

— Newly opened Soho brewery Torch and Crown is now offering same-day delivery of both its food and drinks menus for residents in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.

— Wayan will offer tabletop satay grilling as part of a new set menu called Indo-Chalet beginning this week. The new menu is $88 per person.

— Táche, a new dairy milk alternative made from pistachios, is headed to coffee shops and cafes across New York City this week.

— Jewish-style barbecue restaurant Pulkies opened a second location in Dekalb Market this week, according to a spokesperson for the restsaurant.

— Birria ramen, a first for the city, arrives in Bushwick at Nene’s Taqueria.

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