The Mysteries of Shave Ice at Birdbath and Wine at City Bakery

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Via Grub Street L.A., the Los Angeles Times reports that Maury Rubin has signed a lease for Birdbath in Beverly Hills. Menu item of note: Shave ice! Does this mean the Hawaiian treat is also coming to the New York locations? An employee at the Greenwich Village store hasn’t heard anything about it, but we’ve placed a call to Birdbath HQ just in case. In the meantime, here’s an interesting fact about City Bakery: The restaurant discontinued its beer and wine program (it briefly served local varieties at a small bar) but we’re told that if you ask, they’ll pop open an off-the-menu bottle for you. An employee says the bar may make a comeback in the fall.