These potato pancakes cost 50 cents, but only for less than an hour.Photo: Melissa Hom
Beginning on Wednesday night a 6 p.m. sharp at Veselka, that 24-hour bastion of carbohydrate glory on the corner of Second Avenue and East 9th Street, management will roll out a menu of 10-cent coffee and 60-cent borscht, just like it did in 1954. The throwback continues apace with $1.50 pierogies, $1 blintzes, stuffed cabbage at bargain-basement prices, discount egg creams, and more, and the catch is that the deal will only last for 54 minutes, meaning you've got to get in and order your mushroom-barley by 6:54 p.m., when the deal ends. So maybe call that cab now or go pitch a tent in the East Village. In the interim, check out your options, straight ahead.
Meat pirogis, blintzes, coffee, and potato pancakes.
Two-year-old Portland, Oregon, shop What's the Scoop? received a series of threatening phone calls and messages, apparently from anti-abortion activists, after it announced proceeds from its limited-edition "Rose City Revolution" would go toward Planned Parenthood. The business regularly donates to various charities and nonprofit organizations, but last week its proprietor found that its Planned Parenthood flavor — honey-vanilla with rose petals — had prompted an atypical glut of complaint calls, as well as an outpouring of shock, hate, and bad puns on Twitter.
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• Carvel, which turns 80 this year, is directing customers to its Facebook page, where they can print out coupons to get an 80-cent cone of vanilla, chocolate, or the chain's new Nutella soft-serve this Sunday only. [Grub Street]
• More proof that everything's coming up mozzarella: Obicà will open its newest, cheese-filled bar on Monday, July 21 at 928 Broadway in Flatiron. [MadParkNews]
• Dan Silverman launches Sunday Supper at the Regency Bar & Grill this weekend. The menu includes oxtail agnolotti with celery, pignolis, and currants, and striped bass with beans and heirloom tomatoes. Pastry chef Jeff Sytsma's dessert is vanilla buttermilk panna cotta with peach Melba sorbet and raspberries. The cost is $50. [Grub Street]
Dipping noodles at Ramen.Co, a lottery-winning restaurant owner ...