Dame reopens for the winter as a deli and bottle shop
After a busy summer slinging fish, chips, and other English fare, West Village pop-up Dame is back for the winter season. In the second iteration of their pop-up, co-owner Patricia Howard and chef Ed Szymanski are reopening as a deli and bottle shop, offering bottled negronis, local produce, and pantry staples from newly opened restaurants in the neighborhood. There’s no clear end date to the concept, but Szymanski, an alum of Greenpoint’s well-received Cherry Point, is bringing a revamped menu to the pop-up, one that includes conservas — marinated and smoked seafood available by the half-pint — along with several seafood soups. His sought-after fish and chips will be making a comeback, as well, though as a special served only on Fridays and Saturdays.
During their pop-up stint, Howard and Szymanski are also selling baked goods and other menu items for newly opened restaurants in Lower Manhattan, including several that popped up at Dame’s guest chef series this summer. This week, chef Nora Allen of the buzzy Mel Bakery will be making poppy-seeded loaves, baguettes, and savory weekend croissants (only available on the weekends). Yellow Rose, which popped up at the restaurant in September, will offer half-dozen packages of its flour tortillas for sale, while the East Village’s Red Gate Bakery will sell chocolate toffee cookies.
Dame Deli and Bottle Shop is open Wednesday to Sunday from 12 to 8 p.m. Place orders for takeout and delivery through the restaurant’s website.
In other news
— Members of Unite Here Local 100 are rallying outside of 21 Club in Midtown at 11 a.m. today, according to a spokesperson for the union. The restaurant appears to have permanently closed after a 90-year-run his week, laying off 120 restaurant staff who are part of the union.
— Parched Hospitality, the Australian restaurant group behind the mini-chain of Hole in the Wall cafes, has inked a deal to take over the rooftop bars at the Hendricks Hotel and Hotel Henri, according to a spokesperson for the company.
— More restaurants are teaming up to share kitchen space. The latest is Mermaid Bird, a delivery-only off-shoot of Mermaid Inn that’s operating out of the kitchen at Pizzeria Sirenetta on the Upper West Side.
— Bill Clark, the chef and co-owner behind the recently closed Meme’s Diner, has started a newsletter with recipes for snack cakes, cocktails, and weeknight dinners.
— Magnolia Bakery is delivering its popular banana pudding to parts of Greenpoint and Williamsburg starting today, according to a spokesperson with the company.
— Hotels and restaurants outside of New York City are luring city residents out-of-state with promotional deals and indoor dining specials.
— Restaurateurs across the city contend with the state’s temporary outdoor dining closure this week.
— Those looking for a last-minute stocking stuffer might consider one of Junzi Kitchen’s snack boxes, which include East Asian favorites like matcha Pocky and chicken Lays.
— There’s also this gift box from Nolita newcomer Forsythia, which comes with housemade tortellini, capon broth, truffle butter, and other pantry items.
— Quarantine well spent: