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East Village Is (Temporarily) Down Two Takeout Joints

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Just a few weeks after Joe Dough closed to focus on catering, a couple of other nearby takeout joints have shuttered — though temporarily. On First Avenue, This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef has gone dark after running afoul of the heath department, per a sign on the window: “Oops… we forgot to renew our permit… taking care of it and will reopen early in the week.”
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Now at 7115 by Szeki: Browsing, Bubbly and Baked Goods

Inside 7715 by Szeki. (Photos courtesy of Szeki Chan)

Inside 7715 by Szeki. (Photos courtesy of Szeki Chan)

Until 10 p.m. tonight at 7115 by Szeki in Williamsburg, owner Szeki Chan will be celebrating the opening of her second clothing store with champagne and cupcakes. But there’s nothing frilly about her design aesthetic.

“We are a lot less romantic than other clothing brands,” said Chan of both six-year-old Szeki on the Lower East Side and her latest venture.

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Quell Your ‘Liquified Pork Butter’ Craving at Benkei Ramen’s Relocated Pop-Up

Inside Hill & Dale, where Benkei Ramen has a new pop-up four nights a week. (Photos: Jenna Marotta)

Inside Hill & Dale, where Benkei Ramen has a new pop-up four nights a week. (Photos: Jenna Marotta)

At 12:30 a.m., chef Ito Shigeru’s Benkei Ramen had its first service as a pop-up restaurant at Hill & Dale’s Lower East Side digs, having relocated east from its previous spot inside the Soho sushi restaurant Ushiwaka Maru.
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