This week in Manhattan-restos-jumping-the-river news, two items of note:
First, the Daily News and Brooklyn Paper report that Momofuku’s Milk Bar (original location, 207 2nd Ave btn 12th & 13th) will be opening a pop-up shop at 82 Metropolitan Avenue (near Havemeyer) through the holidays.
Get your fix of Momofuku’s offbeat baked goods, including compost cookies (pretzels, potato chips, coffee, oats, butterscotch, chocolate chips) and crack pies (toasted oat crust, gooey butter filling, cocaine – kidding) at the storefront, but come prepared to do some damage: the store is credit card only, and there’s a $20 minimum on purchases.
The Williamsburg Momofuku Milk Bar will shut down after the holidays, but Momofuku’s managers say a permanent Brooklyn store is definitely “in the cards” — an outpost located near the bakery’s industrial kitchen in Greenpoint seems like it could be a perfect fit.
Second, the owners of Lower East Side drunk-food favorite Meatball Shop have announced the location of their second outpost at 170 Bedford Avenue (btn N. 7th and 8th Sts).
There’s no doubt the area is ripe for carnivorous conquest — Fette Sau, Commodore and Pies ‘n’ Thighs have all made a meaty mark on the area — and we can’t wait to enjoy the shop’s signature “family jewels” next summer in what the real estate listing for the space calls an “exceptionally large yard” which would serve well as an outdoor “dining area for a restaurant or cafe.”