The disorder is restored. New York’s fashion elite, already known for gulping down whole milk and gulping down trays of oysters, are turning Manhattan’s old-school Jewish delis into “hot girl hangouts.” As Good Appetite According to reports this week, the effort was underway — damn you, Jake Gyllenhaal — but the trend picked up steam this summer, starting with this “secret” invitation-only diplo show at Katz’s Deli, which wrapped a snake around the block would have. A month later, during New York Fashion Week, designer Batsheva Hay made the unlikely decision 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 explained that Eisenberg’s, the iconic lunch counter that recently reopened as the S&P, had entered its “A24 era,” whatever that means, backed by investor Nicholas “cousin Greg” Braun and filmmaker Josh Safdie.
A neighborhood Nigerian restaurant is expanding
It was a big year for Buka. After a decade at Clinton Hill, the neighborhood Nigerian eatery recently moved to an expanded location a few blocks away in Bed-Stuy, with more space and a Fish and Pepper Soup that still gets the job done. Now Buka is on his way to Manhattan. In an Instagram post Thursday, the restaurant announced it had closed a second location at 137 First Avenue between Saint Marks Place and East 9th Street in the East Village. It opens on October 1st from 11am to 11pm
Emma Chamberlain, are you okay?
Emma Chamberlain apparently missed the memo. After recently sharing a video reviewing Blank Street Coffee’s cold brew, the YouTube personality is now curating a short menu of pumpkin spice and strawberry matcha drinks for the inescapable coffee company this weekend. The pop-up runs September 23-25 with “Emma-inspired” drinks at Blank Street outposts in Nolita (236 Lafayette Street), Greenwich Village (300 Bleecker Street), and Williamsburg (225 Wythe Avenue).
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 meat skewers, fish cakes and more. This year’s Indonesian Food Festival will be held on September 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 5 E. 68th Street between Madison and Fifth Avenue.