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This New Bushwick Bar Is The Most Literal Boobie Trap We’ve Ever Seen

Welcome to Boobie Trap (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Welcome to Boobie Trap (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Much like beloved Pumps, the vast majority of boobs at Bushwick’s newest bar are synthetic– but that’s about the only quality these establishments share. Boobie Trap is actually a respectable joint that very likely won’t make you feel creepy and exploitative after spending five minutes inside. In fact, with its cheap beer and reasonably priced food, you might end up staying for a while.
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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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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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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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Orleans Is Now Dressing Po’ Boys in Bushwick

Photo Courtesy of Orleans

Photo Courtesy of Orleans

Last month we broke news that a stationary po’ boy truck was in the works in Bushwick. Orleans opened for business over the weekend, and the response has been overwhelming, according the truck’s co-owner, Oliver Vonderahe. “It’s just been crazy busy,” he says. Check out the menu and photos from Orleans’ opening week.
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Balvanera, a New Argentinian Spot, Goes Beyond the Beef

Balvanera on Stanton (Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)

Balvanera on Stanton (Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)

Empanadas. (photo courtesy of Balvanera)

Empanadas. (photo courtesy of Balvanera)

(Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)

(Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)

Sweetbreads. (Photo courtesy of Balvanera)

Sweetbreads. (Photo courtesy of Balvanera)

(Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)

(Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)

A refreshing iced mate, Argentina's signature herbal tea. (Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)

A refreshing iced mate, Argentina's signature herbal tea. (Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)

(Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)

(Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)

Balvanera may have an animal on the bar, but there's plenty besides beef on the menu (Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)

Balvanera may have an animal on the bar, but there's plenty besides beef on the menu (Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)

(Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)

(Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)

(Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)

(Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)

(Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)

(Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)

Balvanera on Stanton (Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)Empanadas. (photo courtesy of Balvanera)(Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)Sweetbreads. (Photo courtesy of Balvanera)(Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)A refreshing iced mate, Argentina's signature herbal tea. (Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)(Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)Balvanera may have an animal on the bar, but there's plenty besides beef on the menu (Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)(Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)(Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)(Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)

When you think of Argentinian food, your mind’s eye probably goes immediately to glistening slabs of beef. Yes, the steak is good. But Chef Fernando Navas wants his new Lower East Side restaurant, Balvanera, to “open a new road into Argentine cuisine in New York.”
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Keep It Crispy With Jum Mum’s New Fried Buns

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

We’ve already added a pair of ramen mash-ups to your to-eat list today, but allow us to add another must-try. Jum Mum, the bun spot on St. Marks Place, recently added fried bao to its menu. The fried buns, which are going for $4.30, are filled with Korean-style BBQ beef, lettuce, carrots, fried onions, cilantro and spicy BBQ sauce.
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Ramen Mash-Up Madness! Jerk Ramen and Ramen Corndogs Hit the Scene

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

If you thought the ramen burger would be the last of the ramen mash-ups, think again. Miss Lily’s 7A Cafe has started serving up a (limited-edition, naturally) jerk ramen and — even more exciting? — a new Hester Street Fair vendor, Corndog Factory, is making corndogs with that stuff that kept you alive during college.
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