One of the biggest names in New York pizza is opening its second location this week. L’Industrie, the Brooklyn slice shop known for its simple slices and unending lines, opens on Wednesday in the West Village at 104 Christopher Street, near Bleecker Street, according to its Instagram. The Manhattan restaurant is the first expansion for owner Massimo Laveglia, who opened L’Industrie in Williamsburg in 2017. His slices come on greasy paper plates with crisp, naturally leavened crusts and ample toppings like burrata and pepperoni. Eater has consistently called L’Industrie one of the best slice shops in the city.
A new restaurant with modern Korean ‘soul food’
Hojokban, a popular restaurant in Seoul, Korea, is opening a location in Manhattan next month. The restaurant, known for its long lines and modern Korean “soul food,” opened in 2019; it’s coming here with help from Hand Hospitality, the Korean hospitality group behind Her Name Is Han, Ariari, and other Manhattan restaurants. The new spot opens on November 9 in the former location of Palpal (128 Madison Avenue, between East 30th and 31st streets), a Korean restaurant from the group that recently closed.
Kamboat Bakery in Chinatown is closed
A popular Chinatown restaurant closed with a crowd this past weekend. The owner of Kamboat Bakery, at 111 Bowery, between Grand and Hester streets, is retiring, according to a note on the front. door. The restaurant was known for its pineapple buns, egg tarts, and custom cakes. Ahead of the closure, customers flocked to the bakery to clear out its shelves; the last day was October 22.
Another 10-seat sushi counter opens this week
Small, expensive sushi restaurants are popping up across town. The latest, called Coral, opens on Tuesday in Point Seven, a new seafood restaurant in the MetLife building at 200 Park Avenue and 44th Street. The small counter serves a 21-course menu that costs $350 per person with fish that’s imported from Tokyo’s Toyosu Fish Market and desserts from pastry chef Sam Mason, an owner of Oddfellows Ice Cream.