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Meatpacking Celebrity Haunt Pastis Is Back for Takeout and Delivery

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Plus, Chinatown classic Hop Kee reopens — and more intel

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A spread of dishes sit on a table at Pastis, including golden roast chicken, buttered lobster, snails, and crimson raw tuna
A spread of dishes on a table at Pastis
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Pastis is back in business

Chic celebrity hang Meatpacking District restaurant Pastis — recently revived by prolific restaurateur Keith McNally in partnership with Stephen Starr — has reopened its doors for takeout and delivery this week.

Though delivery won’t bring Pastis’s famously lively vibe home, staples like the steak frites, the croque-monsieur, and Pastis’s cheeseburger have all reappeared on the takeout menu. The restaurant will also be selling beer, bottles of wine, and to-go cocktails for pickup. Customers can place pickup orders over the phone and delivery orders via Caviar and DoorDash.

McNally and Starr brought Pastis back to life last summer after the original Meatpacking District location, known for being the ultimate lower Manhattan restaurant hotspot, shut down. The restaurant was forced to close again in mid-March amid the pandemic.

Pastis will be offering delivery and takeout from 12:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., from Tuesday through Sunday each week.

In other news

— Bushwick’s outdoor summer music series, Mister Sunday, will take to the airwaves this year. The series of events, which normally takes place on Sunday evenings at the music venue Nowadays, will instead be broadcast live on the bar’s website. DJ sets will be live from 8 p.m. until midnight between Thursday and Saturday, and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays.

— 750 Myrtle Diner in Bed-Stuy has repurposed as a grocery store and takeout spot selling Japanese food, according to a tipster in the neighborhood. The restaurant, which formerly served a mixture of European and Japanese cuisines, now almost exclusively sells Japanese snacks, drinks, ramens, and — starting this Thursday, May 21 — karaage fried chicken.

— Upper East Side haunt Eli’s Night Shift is back open for takeout and delivery, according to the bar’s owners. The bar and restaurant will be serving up a limited menu of comfort foods, including its beloved burger, fried chicken sandwich, tacos, nachos and pizza. Email the owners at nightshift@elizabar.com to place an order for pick-up, or order delivery through Postmates or Ubereats.

— One of New York’s most exclusive restaurants, Rao’s, is fundraising for Partnership Schools, a network of schools servicing students in Harlem and the South Bronx. Those who donate up to $500 will have the opportunity to win a Rao’s dinner for two, while those who donate more than that amount will have the chance at a coveted reservation for four in 2021.

— Local non-profit Lower Manhattan HQ will be hosting Crown Shy pastry chef Sumaiya Bangee for its monthly community breakfast series this Saturday, May 30. During the virtual event, Bangee will lead participants through pastry basics and lead instruction on making biscuits. Tickets are available at LMHQ’s website for $5.

— One of Chinatown’s oldest restaurants, Hop Kee, has reopened for takeout and delivery, Gothamist reports.

— First, we got so bored we shaved our heads. And now:

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52 Gansevoort Street, Manhattan, NY 10014 (212) 929-4844 Visit Website

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