Seedy Slice Joint May Have Been Outed by Hotel Developer
We’re no strangers to the culinary offerings of gents’ clubs, so we were a bit confused when last week the local news got its thong in a bunch over the fact that at Cordato’s Deli Bar you can get some lap-dance lovin’ near the pizza oven. After all, we named Cordato’s our Best Dive Bar last year — why the sudden “investigative report”? It’s just a theory, but Robert Kremer, owner of the neighboring Pussycat Lounge, believes the timing may have had something to do with Über-developer Sam Chang’s plan to demolish the 1700s-era buildings on the block so he can build a luxury hotel.
‘Top Chef’ Open Call to Be Held in SohoAstoria: French-Asian restaurant Bistro 33 serves beer, wine, sake, and cocktails now that its liquor license has gone through. [Joey in Astoria]
Boerum Hill: Smith Street may be getting a McDonald’s. [Curbed]
Financial District: For $10, you can add an illegal lap dance to your lunch at Cordato’s Deli. [WCBSTV]
Hell’s Kitchen: Port Authority’s 7-Eleven has transformed into a Kwik-E-Mart for the remainder of July to promote the new Simpsons movie and is even selling Blue Woo Hoo! Vanilla Squishees and KrustyO’s cereal. [7-Eleven]
Soho: Pinkberry open at 41 Spring Street! [Eater] Open call for the next season Top Chef will be held at the French Culinary Institute on July 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. [Bravo]