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Meet the Okonomiyaki Slider, Which Mayo May Not Be the New Ramen Burger

Osaka Grub's Okonomiyaki Burger from Bedford + Bowery on Vimeo.

At this point, everyone has tried the ramen burger, tried to try it, or tried to make it– if they weren’t already over it before the hype began. Next, please! The crew at Osaka Grub, a Japanese street-food stall that opened yesterday at Essex Street Market, may have have found a way to replace the burger-sized hole in your heart (and stomach). Enter: the okonomiyaki slider.

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Eat Shark Sandwiches and Chicken Feet at Williamsburg’s New Global Street-Food Spot

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

While New Yorkers await Anthony Bourdain’s forthcoming food hall, another global-cuisine concept has sneaked onto the scene in Williamsburg. The owners of Greenwich Village Caribbean spot Negril Village quietly opened Streets last week.
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Otafuk Yes! Everyone’s Favorite Octopus-Ball Nook Is Moving Indoors

(Photo: Allyson Shiffman)

(Photo: Allyson Shiffman)

Excellent news for those who like fried octopus-filled dough balls and the warmth of the indoors; beloved 9th Street kiosk Otafuku is moving a couple dozen feet west to a storefront in which customers can wait for and devour their favorite Japanese street snacks in a well-heated space. Set to open sometime in the next two weeks at 220 East 9th Street, the new outpost features an open kitchen, a stand-up bar, adorable signage and an additional name, Medetai (according to owner Yo Katsuse, it will also be called Otafuku, in case you’re resistant to change).
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