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Todd P’s ‘New Music’ Venue, Trans-Pecos, Is Up and Running

(Photo: Kristin Leigh Knoll)

(Photo: Kristin Leigh Knoll)

Todd Patrick’s latest all-ages venture, Trans-Pecos, opened last night in the old Silent Barn space on the Bushwick/Ridgewood border. There wasn’t an overabundance of fanfare at the “preview show,” maybe because of an unforeseen pause in L train service. A decent-sized crowd came out to watch Gnaw, Notekillers and Psalm Zero, a lineup curated by Northern Spy Records. But the unknowing visitor might not have guessed that the occasion was semi-momentous, or, more likely, he or she wouldn’t have even known about it at all.
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Next Time You’re Craving Borscht, Look For This Three-Eyed Bear

(Photo: Nikita Richardson)

(Photo: Nikita Richardson)

Normally we’d be freaked out by a giant bear watching over our shoulder while we eat, but for Bushwick’s cozy and ambitious new Russian cafe, we’ll make an exception. “Nobody really recreates Russian food for a modern palette,” says Ksenya Roz, an artist turned cuisinier who opened Dillinger’s less than two weeks ago. More →

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This Spanish Spot Is Serving 100 Types of Mini Sandos (And Orange Cola Sangria!)

We didn’t think Bleecker Street could get any more authentically Spanish than that place that serves chips and salsa before your meal, but on Monday, it shall! Last night we got a sneak peak at the first NYC location of 100 Montaditos, a Spanish fast-casual chain that has 270 restaurants around Europe, Mexico and Colombia. (By sneak peak, we mean we were plied with free mugs of sangria and mini sandwiches.)
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