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Acclaimed Savannah Chef Mashama Bailey Is Coming to NYC

Plus, the beloved Union Square holiday market has been canceled this year — and more intel

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James Beard Award-winning chef Mashama Bailey is doing an NYC pop-up

Acclaimed Savannah chef Mashama Bailey will be the latest chef-in-residence at experimental Meatpacking District dining destination Intersect by Lexus, which is reopening for the first time on December 3 following the pandemic-related shutdown in March.

The James Beard Award-winning Bailey will bring dishes from her hit Georgia restaurant, the Grey, to NYC, with items like oyster hand pie, smoked pork shoulder, and whole roasted snapper all on the menu at the residency at Intersect. In addition to reopening its residency program, Intersect is also debuting the Lounge on the ground floor, where the establishment’s executive chef Nickolas Martinez is serving up small bites like wagyu beef temaki and lobster tempura, along with cocktails.

Intersect, however, will be limited to indoor dining, and hence restricted to the current 25 percent capacity requirement in NYC due to the pandemic. Since its launch in late 2018, the Danny Meyer-founded concept has hosted chefs like Tomás Kalika of Buenos Aires’ modern Jewish restaurant Mishiguene, Hussain Shahzad and his Goan restaurant O Pedro, and Santiago, Chile’s Sergio Barroso. Following its opening on December 3, Intersect will be open Wednesday and Sunday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Reservations will go live for Bailey’s residency at 1 p.m. today.

In other news

— Mokyo, the well-received second restaurant from chef Kyungmin Kay Hyun, debuts a new fall and winter menu this week, including cauliflower with gochujang glaze and braised octopus with sweet congee.

— Union Square’s beloved holiday market is cancelled this year.

— Rockaway, a new fizzy water company from Rockaway, Queens resident Bridget Firtle, is the latest to join the sparkling water boom.

— Vietnamese hot spot Saigon Social is doing a two-night, five-course dinner ($79) collaboration with Soho French restaurant Bistro Leo on November 9 and 10.

— Non-profit the Ali Forney Center is working with queer chefs Eric See, Woldy Reyes, Sicily Sierra and Mavis-Jay Sanders to help raise funds that would provide meals and groceries for NYC’s homeless LGBTQ community.

— Food market hit Balkan Bites — known for its stuffed phyllo dough pies called bureks — is now shipping its pies nationwide.

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