Neighborhood Watch

Vegan Dumplings at Rickshaw; Grand Street Gourmet Shutters

Grand Street Gourmet is closed.
Grand Street Gourmet is closed. Photo: Daniel Maurer

Brooklyn Heights: All four restaurants (the Busy Chef, Wine Bar, Blue Pig, and Oven) that were managed by Dan Kaufman, who has been charged with both fraud and identity theft, have since shuttered. This hasn’t helped residents sensing that they live near a “cursed corner.” [NYT]

Related: Busy Chef Manager Out on Bail, Boston Victims Step Forward

Chinatown–Little Italy: The Grand Street Italian Food Center is up and running again after a run-in with the Department of Health, but down the street, dim-sum restaurant 213 Grand Street Gourmet has closed, seemingly permanently. [Grub Street]

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Flatiron: Rickshaw Dumpling Bar has added a vegan edamame dumpling to its menu with a whole-wheat wrapper and lemon-sansho dipping sauce. Plus, the chain’s now offering an Olympics special: six dumplings and an entrée salad or noodle soup for $8.88. [Strong Buzz]

Lower East Side: Tony Bourdain was spotted filming outside of wd~50, but it’s not clear whether it had to do with Top Chef. [Eater]

Meatpacking District: R&L; Restaurant has been closed by the Department of Health because, according to a posted sign, the restaurant doesn’t have gas. [Eater]

Vegan Dumplings at Rickshaw; Grand Street Gourmet Shutters