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New Kosher Bistro Drops in Midtown West; Gribene Lovers Wanted on the East Side

Chelsea: Ellisa Cooper returns to Bottlerocket on January 8 to kick off her Tuesday-night Explore Wine Series. [Bottlerocket] East Village: Pyramid Club might become the city’s first "drag landmark." [Villager] Midtown West: The owner of Le Marais and "Bourdain’s former boss at Les Halles," Jose Meireilles, has transformed his Spanish joint Tintol into a kosher bistro called the Clubhouse Cafe. (Tapas lovers can expect Tintol to make a comeback at an undisclosed downtown location.) [Eater] Murray Hill/Kips Bay: 2nd Avenue Deli is hiring! So lovers of gribenes may have found their dream job. [Eat for Victory/VV] Lower East Side: Two thieves stole $50,000 from a safe in the Hotel Rivington but were later apprehended. [NYP]

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San Gennaro Still Hanging; Power to the Deliverymen!

The San Gennaro festival is still facing serious opposition from the local community board, which recommends refusing it a permit. [NYT] The Chinese deliveryman revolution is spreading; it's a legitimate movement driven by “sheer numbers and … some forceful advocacy groups.” [NYT] Related: The Heartening Backstory of the Deliveryman Rebellion One of the Gansevoort Hotel’s co-owners is found to have run a business with ties to a Russian assassin and gang leader. [NYP]

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Sandra Bernhard Nibbles on Vegan Hors D'Oeuvre and Chows Down on Cheese Grits

As an actress, comedian, political activist, and singer-songwriter who's slated to perform six nights at Joe's Pub leading up to this New Year's Eve, Sandra Bernhard is a versatile woman. We wondered if her diet was equally wide-ranging. She drew a cup of one of her favorite teas — Kukicha; "it's made from twigs" — and told us about her obsession with omega-3 eggs, her occasional kosher-steak splurge, and how many sips she'll take from a vodka tonic.

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