St. Marks Place just lost Mark Burger, but in true whac-a-mole fashion, another drunk food spot has opened right across the street. Cheers Cut, an international chain born in Taiwan’s LuoDong Night Market, has opened at 36 St. Marks.
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Pamela Adlon heckled Louis C.K. from the aisle as he introduced her at the Tribeca TV Festival on Friday. There was indeed something ridiculous about him donning reading glasses to recite a lengthy bio about her career as a child actress turned voiceover artist turned writer-director-producer, given how well they know each other. They co-created Better Things, the show that had just screened, and played romantic partners on the HBO sitcom Lucky Louie and the FX show Louie.
If you were watching back in 2006 when Amy Sedaris showed David Letterman how to make googly-eyed peanuts during one of her many Late Show appearances, you know she’s long dreamed of doing a TV version of her whimsical how-to books about cooking and crafts. At Home With Amy Sedaris is finally coming to TruTV on Oct. 24, and on Friday attendees of the inaugural Tribeca TV Festival got a sneak peek at the premiere.
It’s a good week for fans of throwback sadcore. A new My Bloody Valentine album was revealed to be in the works, and James Franco’s Smiths-esque side project Daddy released a video for the remix of “I Am These Things.” Now this. Cold Cave has released its latest nod to ’80s synth-pop in the form of “Glory,” a new song that sounds like it belongs on the Marie Antoinette soundtrack.
With its unprecedented views atop Chinatown, Hotel 50 Bowery’s rooftop bar became an instant after-work destination when it opened this summer. On Tuesday, the 21-story hotel is adding a restaurant also operated by famed Top Chef alum Dale Talde.
Nevermind Abbi’s steamy return to Soulstice, it was Ilana’s storyline that was the highlight of last night’s episode of Broad City. Why? Because she scores a job working at Sushi Mambeaux. Clearly, this is a sendup of Sushi Samba, the Japanese-Brazilian restaurant made famous by Sex and the City. Except Sushi Mambeaux specializes in Japanese-French fusion, as indicated by the ridiculous Eiffel Tower-emblazoned paper lanterns and Arc de Triomphe projection.
Before Mayor de Blasio signed a new law establishing an Office of Nightlife yesterday evening, Anya Sapozhnikova, co-founder of House of Yes, remarked on how strange it was to be hosting government officials and police officers at her notoriously risqué East Williamsburg venue. But then she asked, “Why should it be so surreal to have the arts and culture capital of the world be in support of the spaces that make this kind of arts and culture happen?”
The Bowery Market, the cluster of outdoor food stalls on the corner of Bowery and Great Jones, is getting a couple of new vendors. The first, Dosa Royale, is already serving South Indian grub, and the second, Kokus, will start serving coconut soft-serve out of a pop-up location next month.
The Market Hotel has had a rough ride, to say the least. The DIY space was shut down in 2010. After undergoing a major renovation that birthed a celebrity pillar, it made a glorious comeback with a Sleater-Kinney show last year, only to be shut down again in October for “warehousing” booze without a permit (owner Todd Patrick told Brooklyn Vegan the snafu occurred while the space was exercising its right, as a non-profit, to apply for 15 or so Special Event liquor permits per month). Now it looks like the beloved Bushwick venue is back, as AdHoc has announced upcoming shows from Titus Andronicus, Speedy Ortiz, Royal Trux, and The World Is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die.
In case you didn’t hear, Nordic food is all the rage these days. Unfortunately, because of its associations with hoity-toity Noma, it’s often quite expensive. A meal at the wonderful Aska in Williamsburg will run you $175 and up. That’s why my experience of Nordic food is mostly limited to doing the vodka shots with herring chasers they serve at North Pole Pub, near the Barclays Center. TOTALLY worth the pickled fish breath. Anyway, embrace these upcoming opportunities to experience Nordic cuisine without blowing so much money that you have to shop at Ikea for the rest of your life.