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The Rice Burger Shack Has Opened, and It’s Serving Small-Batch Pickles On a Stick

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

That Broad City shoot isn’t the only super exciting thing happening on East Ninth Street, between Second and Third Avenues: Yonekichi, the rice-burger stand that we’ve been champing at the bit for, finally soft-opened today — which means we can do less champing and more chomping.

We showed you Yonekichi’s menu last week, but there was an additional item when we hit it up today: a $1.75 “pickle dog” that’s really just a pickle on a stick. It’s a seasonal special that’s limited to 130 servings a day.
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Broad City Is Shooting in the East Village This Week [Updated]

Natasha Lyonne, Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson back in April.

Natasha Lyonne, Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson back in April.

Broad City filmed on the Lower East Side last week and now it’s the East Village’s turn: film shoot signs indicate that “BCB Productions” (or, as we like to call it, Broad City — outed!) is taking over St. Marks Place and also East Ninth Street, between Second and Third Avenues. Strangely, the shoot times are listed as 4 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday so we may or may not be awake to see Abbi and Ilana camping in the middle of St. Marks, Lena Dunham-style.

Update: An employee of Kenka says the St. Marks izakaya will be closed tonight because the show is shooting “inside of the building,” so expect Kenka’s giant tanuki to make an appearance in the upcoming season.

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Fire in East Village; Brooklyn Leads in Rat Complaints

21st Precinct Street Art Exhibit: Curb Your Ego

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Yesterday morning there was a “multiple dwelling” fire at 92 St. Mark’s Place near First Avenue. [EV Grieve]

In Williamsburg Friday afternoon, a 36-year-old woman chased a 13-year-old boy who allegedly stole her cellphone and held him in a bear hug until police arrived and made an arrest. [NY Post]

Rockaway Beach lifeguards ordered everyone out of the water Saturday afternoon when there was a supposed shark sighting; more likely, the culprit was a dolphin. [Gothamist] Keep Reading »

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A Brass Band, a Wunderkind, and the Son of Simon

Time again for Good Shows, our weekly roundup of what’s good in live music.


While Williamsburg outfit Beverly was recording its debut album Careers in 2013, the band was comprised of Frankie Rose (Vivan Girls, Crystal Stilts) and Drew Citron (Avan Lava). The album was released in early July, at which point Rose left and Citron took the reins, adding Scott Rosenthal and Jamie Ingalls. With Rose gone, the vocal harmonies are missing, but Rosenthal on bass adds a punk-rock element to Beverly’s noise-pop songs. Rough Trade NYC, Williamsburg, Friday, August 15 at 9 p.m., tickets $10
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Here’s Hibachi Dumpling, Now Turning Out Teriyaki and Tempura

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

The rice burger spot isn’t the only Asian fast-food concept that’s been on our radar. Here, for good measure, is a look at Hibachi Dumpling now that it’s open on First Avenue in the East Village — the second of 15 planned locations. The teriyaki, tempura and dumpling spot seems to have wedged itself in nicely amidst the $1 slice joints between East 12th and 13th Streets — it was packed when we passed by the other day. Here’s a look inside.
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You’ll Want to ‘Score’ Tix to These Live Soundtrack Performances

If you missed Alan Howarth performing his soundtrack to Halloween last Halloween, here are some more chances to catch modern maestros performing their film scores alongside the movies they soundtracked.
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Here Are All the Rice Burgers You’ll Be Able to Eat Monday

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The folks over at Yonekichi — the rice burger joint whose imminent arrival has had us on tenterhooks since last month — have now confirmed that they’ll soft-open on Monday. Plus, they’ve sent over this fantastic picture menu (below) that shows each and every rice burger in all of its glory. (Sorry if the pictures are a little grainy hahahahahahaha omg omg omg PLEASE JUST OPEN ALREADY!)
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Nino’s Pizza Was Closed For Mice, Flies and a Whole Mess of Stuff

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

The nitty-gritty details of the health inspection that shuttered Nino’s Pizza are now online, and they are very gritty indeed: the pizzeria on the corner of Avenue A and St. Marks racked up a whopping 109 violation points during an inspection on Wednesday. To put that in perspective, the health department can close restaurants if they score above just 28 on three consecutive inspections.
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Silent Barn Has Silently Opened a Cafe

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From left, barista Stephanie Griffin and bar manager Ginny Benson. (Photo: Nicole Disser)

The new cafe at Silent Barn has been open for about a week now, and it may look like the same old space we know and love for shows and other events, but there have been some big changes. For one, barista Stephanie Griffin told us, “It’s now legal to drink beer in the yard.”
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