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A Look Inside Paulaner, the New Beer Hall From Edi & the Wolf’s Wolfgang Ban

Paulaner (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Paulaner (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Paulaner (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Paulaner (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Paulaner (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Paulaner (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Roasted Pork Sandwich (Courtesy of Paulaner)

Roasted Pork Sandwich (Courtesy of Paulaner)

There’s been quite a lot of retooling among the Bowery’s high-profile restaurants: Pulino’s closed to become Cherche Midi, Peels closed to make way for Bar Primi, Bowery Diner closed to become “a very different restaurant,” and, back in April, Paulaner Brauhaus suddenly shuttered. It reopened a few days ago as just plain Paulaner, pitching itself as less of a brauhaus and more of a “Modern Bavarian Restaurant and Brewery,” though master brewer Andreas Heidenreich is still crafting rotating brews in its copper and steel tanks.
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15 Respectable Reasons to Stay Local This Memorial Day Weekend

Trust us, the roads don't look anything like this right now.

Trust us, the roads don’t look anything like this right now. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Staying in town this Memorial Day weekend? Count yourself lucky. Being stuck in the city is way better than being stuck in traffic, or — worse yet — in a Hamptons club, waiting for your friend to stop talking to that bro in the pink shirt so she can give you a ride back to the timeshare. Here’s over a dozen things you can do this weekend, starting with the next best thing to a cat cafe. Have a groovy weekend — we’ll be back here Tuesday.
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Bar Primi Has Primed Its Primo Neon

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Lookin’ good! Bar Primi, the casual pasta spot that Andrew Carmellini is bringing to the old Peels space just got some neon signage, and it was all lit up last night. Last we heard, the restaurant was aiming to open next month.

Also last night: Tom Rinaldi — author of the New York Neon and blog — led a tour of the East Village and Lower East Side’s neon signs. Check out designer Jay Boucher’s Vine, below, for a glimpse of what ya missed.
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