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Here’s What the East Village Is Getting Instead of the ‘Best Chef in New York’

IMG_0872What’s coming to the former home of San Loco now that Community Board 3 has shooed off the Best Chef in New York (per this year’s James Beard Awards)? A rotisserie chicken joint. How… exciting.

Over the weekend, we noticed that signage for TakeMeHome Rotisserie Chicken has gone up at 151 Avenue A, across from Tompkins Square Park. San Loco left the nook in February and Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield of The Spotted Pig, The Breslin, etc. made a bid for a cafe, sandwich shop and wine bar there. “Are there really people that don’t want April Bloomfield coming into their neighborhood?” asked Ken Friedman at the time. “If so, fuck em!”
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Shake Shack Is Doing a Music Festival. And This Momofuku Burger.

Momofuku Shrimp Stack (Photo: Evan Sung)

Momofuku Shrimp Stack (Photo: Evan Sung)

Get ready for even longer lines at Shake Shack — to mark 10 years in Madison Square Park, the burger joint is throwing itself a week-long birthday bash that’ll feature a music festival and limited-edition patties from celeb chefs like David Chang and April Bloomfield. This. is going. to be huge.
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