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Tallulah and Japadog Coming Soon; Boulud Sud and Bread & Tulips Tap Into Lunch Market

Carroll Gardens: The Flying Lobster, a new wine bar adjacent to sister spot Petite Crevette, has opened on the corner of Hicks and Union. Prices are reasonable, with glasses of wine ranging from $7 to $10 and bottles between $30 and $36. Hilariously, the quirky name comes from an incident that "out-of-control" owner Neil Ganic had at LPC when he plopped a live lobster in front of a couple who had complained about the freshness of their meal. [Off the Presses]
Chinatown: Kuai Le Hand Pull Noodles Restaurant has opened at 28 Forsyth Street, serving the hard-to-find peel noodles (noodles shaved with a knife from a block of dough as opposed to the more common hand-pulled alternative). Patrons will find a variety of noodle dishes (including many broth variations) as well as dumplings. [Fork in the Road/VV]
Gramercy: Bread & Tulips is now serving lunch. See the menu here. [Grub Street]

Greenwich Village: The All-Clad food truck is back and will be serving grilled flank steak with chimichurri sauce prepared by chef Elizabeth Karmel of Hill Country Barbecue this Tuesday, September 27, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on West 4th Street, between Mercer and East Washington Square. Later in the week, you can catch Momofuku’s Christina Tosi serving her popular cake truffles near the Upper East Side Sur la Table and the Soho Sur la Table this Thursday and Friday, respectively. [Grub Street]
Kin Shop is now offering delivery during lunch. Hungry workers can chow on braised massaman goat stew and steamed pork meatball soup without ever leaving their office. The delivery radius extends from 18th Street to Bleecker, and Seventh Avenue to Fifth Avenue. $20 minimum for orders. [Grub Street]
Noho: Hot Kitchen, a new neighborhood Chinese restaurant, opened last week at 104 Second Avenue near 6th Street. Delivery service will start next week. [EV Grieve]
Could seaweed replace sauerkraut as New York’s hot-dog condiment of choice? With the upcoming opening of Vancouver-based Japadog, the popular Japanese-style hot-dog stand that is set to open its first U.S. location at 30 St. Marks Place, New Yorkers may start hankering for the umami ingredient and other exotic toppings like bonito flakes and grated radish. [EV Grieve]
Soho: Today marks the start of Tiki Mondays at Lani Kai at 525 Broome Street. From 6 p.m. to midnight, guests can order “tropical tipples” from a special menu and receive two complimentary drinks, all of which will be mixed by Brian Miller and Mr. Richie Boccato of PKNY. [Grub Street]
Upper West Side: Tallulah, a new duplex jazz-themed café and cocktail lounge, is coming to 71st and Columbus sometime in 2012, and will feature specialty cocktails and decadent small plates, such as truffle fries and lobster brioche rolls. [West Side Rag]
Boulud Sud is also getting into the lunch game and will be serving it seven days a week. For a $39 prix fixe, guests may order a main course with antipasti or dessert, while a three-course prix fixe lunch will run you $47. À la carte menu options are also available. [Grub Street]
Williamsburg: Head out to Trophy Bar on October 4 to get your Oktoberfest fix. The Brooklyn bar will be serving beer-poached bratwurst, chicken-apple sausage, and lots of beer, natch, from 7 p.m. till midnight. (And as a special incentive, the bar promises to have “non-Germanic women in dirndls” … whatever that means.) [Grub Street]

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