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Can’t Beet This: Veggie Destination Dirt Candy Finally Adds Brunch

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All vegetable brunch (Courtesy Dirt Candy)

It’s a good time to be a downtown vegetarian: this week Superiority Burger snagged two stars from the Times and next weekend, kale cravers can take part in that most hallowed of New York rituals: fancy brunch. Naturally, leading this bacon-less charge is Dirt Candy, the veg-centric restaurant (also two-starred) that in February moved to the Lower East Side from the East Village nook that, it so happens, now houses Superiority Burger.

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Oliver Stumm Opens Italian Spot With To-Go Shop, Greenhouse, and Outdoor Seating

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

Just a few months after relaunching Happy Ending as a French restaurant with basement club, Oliver Stumm of Cafe Select and Rintintin is opening a Williamsburg restaurant with takeout arm.

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Cash Mob Aims to Help East Village Blast Zone Businesses Find Their Feet

smallbizcrawlSmall businesses have been hit hard in the wake of the East Village explosion, so residents have conjured up a Small Biz Crawl in order to help. All walks of life are welcome to join the #SaveNYC movement at noon this Saturday, April 11, to visit the beloved establishments most affected by the explosion.

Participants will gather at Gem Spa, which has served the neighborhood since 1957, on the corner of Second Avenue and St. Marks Place, and then head to Himalayan Visions, a family-run shop selling an array of trinkets from jewelry to meditation supplies. A lunch break will follow, at B&H Dairy or Paul’s Da Burger Joint. With full bellies, the group will meander toward New Yorkers Market, to stock up on groceries for the week.

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Should You Ask Them to Deliver If It Means They’re Going to Shiver? And What to Tip?

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New Yorkers face the ultimate dilemma with the arrival of Winter Storm Juno. A buffalo chicken pizza delivered to your door sounds like the ideal start to the beginning of what may be this year’s snowmageddon. But how will your conscience fare after forcing some poor soul out into inches of snow that will soon turn into feet.

We spoke to a smattering of delivery spots to find out if they’re making runs tonight, and to ask if their customers are (or should be) tipping extra.
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The Living Room May Join Its Old Ludlow Street Neighbor, Max Fish, in Williamsburg

(Photo: Shanna Ravindra)

The old Ludlow Street location. (Photo: Shanna Ravindra)

When it was priced out of the Lower East Side after 16 years there, The Living Room said it didn’t want to move to Brooklyn — but after closing in October, the beloved singer-songwriter venue where Norah Jones cut her teeth is angling for a new home on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg.
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