NYC Restaurant news and notes

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Tickets are on sale for Tasting Table’s Lobster Roll Rumble on June 6.Credit: Morgan Yeager

Openings
Sugar and Plumm
257 Bleecker St., 212-388-5757
The second location of the popular bakery will stock sweets like pastries, chocolates and macarons.

Cherrywood Kitchen
300 Spring St., 646-559-2328
Executive Chef Chris Cheung (Jean-Georges, Nobu) brings New American fare to SoHo.

Denuda Cevicheria
221 S. First St., 718-387-0563
More than 20 options of ceviche, plus a full bar of South American and Mexican piscos, rums, cachacas, tequilas and mescals, awaits.

Smorgasburg Snack Bar
95 E. Houston St., 212-420-1320
The popular Brooklyn Flea foodie fest gets a permanent location inside Whole Foods on Bowery.

The Hummus & Pita Co.
79 Chambers St.. 212-571-6700
Fast-casual Mediterranean with breads baked in house.

Restaurant News
Chef Ron Paprocki’s late night chocolate experience at Gotham Bar and Grill (12 E. 12th St., 212-620-4020), a three-course $30 tasting menu of Valrhona Chocolates, was just extended through the month of April.

And speaking of time-sensitive deals, hit Orso (322. W 46th St., 212-489-7212) before April 1 to enjoy its original 1983 menu in celebration of the Italian-American establishment’s 30th birthday. The $36 prix fixe by Executive Chef Victor Flores (who started as a dishwasher!) includes thinly sliced roast veal, tagliarini with tuna, cornmeal biscotti and many other delights.

Finally, Saturday is your last chance to try the offerings from Brooklyn Taco at South Williamsburg cocktail den Donna (27 Broadway, Brooklyn, 646-568-6622 . The haute taco purveyors will be there from 4 p.m. until they run out of food.

The Asian night market experience is coming to the Lower East Side this weekend, where spots like Asia Dog, Imperial Woodpecker Sno-balls, Nom Wah Tea Parlor and Taikan Chicken will take over The Old Bowery Stations (168 Bowery) for two nights of tastings and music. Tickets ($40) include stops at all nine vendors and Taiwan Beer. Reserve at  http://nightmarketnyc.eventbrite.com.

On our radar
–Tasting Table’s fourth annual Lobster Roll Rumble ($150 general admission); June 6; Get tickets at http://tastingtable.com/rumble2013
–Last year’s GoogaMooga was a sweaty, cell service-less affair, but we’re hoping this year’s is better. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Flaming Lips, Matt & Kim and Father John Misty are all on this year’s ticket, as are 85 area restaurants, including Roberta’s, Gywnnett St., Pok Pok Phat Thai and Momofuku Milk Bar. Tickets for Friday night’s kickoff with Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Flaming Lips go on sale today at noon, and you can sign up for free tickets from April 1 to April 3 at www.googamooga.com (recipients will be notified on or before April 10).


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