NYC’s Fashion Elite Have Turned Old-School Jewish Delis Into ‘Hot Girl Hangouts’

Disorder has been rectified. Already known for slurping whole milk and slurping oysters by the tray, New York’s fashion elite are turning old-fashioned Jewish delis in Manhattan into hot girl hangouts. As Enjoy your dinner reports this week, the effort has been underway — damn it, Jake Gyllenhaal — but the trend picked up steam this summer, starting with that “secret” Diplo invite-only show at Katz’s Deli with a line to block. A month later, during New York Fashion Week, designer Batsheva Hay made the unlikely choice to unveil her Spring 2023 collection at the Midtown location of Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen, a decades-old Jewish restaurant chain. The nail in the coffin came earlier this week, when Grub Street stated that Eisenberg’s, the iconic lunch counter that recently reopened as S&P, had entered its “A24 era,” whatever that means, backed by investor Nicholas “Cousin Greg” Braun. and filmmaker Josh Safdie.

A nearby Nigerian restaurant is expanding

It has been an important year for Buka. After a decade in Clinton Hill, the neighborhood Nigerian restaurant recently moved to an expanded location a few blocks away in Bed-Stuy with more space and a fish-pepper soup that can still get the job done. Now Buka is going to Manhattan. In an Instagram post on Thursday, the restaurant announced it has closed a second location at 137 First Avenue, between Saint Marks Place and East 9th Street, in the East Village. It opens on October 1 and is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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Emma Chamberlain, are you okay?

Emma Chamberlain apparently missed the memo. After watching Blank Street Coffee’s cold brew in a recent video, the YouTube personality is putting together a short menu of pumpkin spice and strawberry matcha drinks for the inescapable coffee company this weekend. The pop-up will run Sept. 23-25 ​​with “Emma-inspired” drinks at the Nolita (236 Lafayette Street), Greenwich Village (300 Bleecker Street), and Williamsburg (225 Wythe Avenue) outposts on Blank Street.

An Indonesian food festival heads to the Upper East Side

The Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia is hosting a food festival this weekend with live music and about a dozen vendors selling skewered meats, fish cakes and more. Find this year’s Indonesian Food Festival on 5 E. 68th Street, between Madison and Fifth Avenue, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 24.

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