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Bronx Beer Hit Torch and Crown’s Bi-Level Brewery Makes Its Manhattan Debut

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Plus, Brooklyn coffee roaster Partners reopens in Williamsburg today — and more intel

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Bronx beer favorite Torch and Crown opens its Soho brewery for takeout and delivery

Cult-favorite Bronx brewer Torch and Crown has forged ahead with opening its Manhattan brewery, the company’s first taproom where people can try its beer in person. The new bi-level brewery — located at 12 Vandam Street, at Avenue of the America, in Soho — includes an event space, a tasting room, and a restaurant helmed by Christian Pappanicholas, formerly of Murray Hill meat destination the Cannibal. Torch and Crown’s Manhattan brewery is still undergoing construction for now, according to a spokesperson with the brewery, but the new location will serve as the company’s hub for takeout and delivery. The brewery’s popular stouts, lagers, and IPAs are now all be available for pick-up from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the new location and for delivery from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. to parts of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.

Torch and Crown got its start in the Bronx more than a decade ago, after co-founders Joe Correia and John Dantzler had their fake IDs taken from them at an unnamed bar in the East Village. The pair has been making its popular beer from a production facility in the Bronx since 2017, but the Soho expansion is the company’s first brewery open to the public.

In other news

— Williamsburg’s Pomp and Circumstance is hosting a burger pop-up with the former owner of neighborhood spot Humboldt and Jackson. The restaurant will be serving up two classic burgers from Humboldt and Jackson’s menu — a dry-aged cheeseburger and a double veggie burger — from 1:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday this week.

— A new non-profit called Save NYC Eats is helping restaurants sell experiences, gift cards, chef kits, take-out specials, and merch, according to a spokesperson with the organization. The initiative — which so far includes NYC restaurants like Golden Diner, Roberta’s, and Marc Forgione — comes after successful launches in Philadelphia and Washington D.C.

— Mina Stone, the chef behind Mina’s on the ground floor of Moma PS1, is interviewing artists for a new video series in coordination with the museum. The interviews, which so far have included Dara Friedman and Anicka Yi, cover artist’s cooking preferences and favorite recipes.

— Brooklyn-based coffee roaster Partners reopens for takeout at its flagship Williamsburg cafe today. The cafe will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily with a limited menu of food items, coffee beans, and market items, like brewing equipment and flour. Order pick-up through Partners’s website.

— As part of its weekly friends and family meal series, Park Slope newcomer Winner Cafe and Bakery is hosting Melissa Weller for a week-only pizza menu. The bakery’s pizza will be available for pick-up from 5:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. between May 18 and May 22. Email to order.

— One of the owners of Upper West Side bakery Silver Moon is hosting weekly cooking classes over Zoom featuring recipes from the restaurant. The series of classes kicks off today at 2 p.m. with a lesson on making challah.

— Terra Thai opened in the East Village last week. The new Thai restaurant is serving a limited menu for takeout and delivery, including basil chicken and iced milk tea.

— Pasta hit Rezdôra is offering delivery to the Hamptons over the next two Thursdays, according to a restaurant spokesperson.

— Contemporary Japanese spot Zuma New York is now available for takeout and delivery from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 7 days a week.

— The New York Times follows Gerald Timothee through a day working for grocery delivery platform Instacart.

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