Neighborhood Watch

Ippudo Midtown Address Confirmed; ‘Teacher Appreciation’ Dinner Special at Craftbar

Chelsea: Donatella introduces the Polpette pizza. That’s right — Donatella Arpaia’s 2010 Meatball Madness Award winning veal meatballs will now be on her critically approved pizzas, accompanied by San Marzano tomatoes, caciocavallo cheese, pecorino, and basil. [Fork in the Road/VV]

East Village: Casimir is offering a new bottomless brunch with all-you-can-drink Bloody Marys and mimosas for $19.95. [Grub Street]

The Trilby’s weekly garden party is back tonight with “Newscaster Appreciation Day” from 5 to 8 p.m., with thanks for all the diligent Irene preparation. You think that means you can bring all your uneaten survival food? [Grub Street]

Krust Pizzeria will open next week at 226 East 14th Street in what was once 14th Street Pizza. Despite their impending opening, they “think” they’ll be serving thin crust. [Fork in the Road/VV]

Flatiron: Craftbar will celebrate the back-to-school season with a $38, three-course teacher appreciation from September 9 through 11. [Grub Street]
Greenwich Village: Ivy Bakery at 138 West Houston Street is set to open on Saturday and will basically never close. Opening at 7 a.m., it will function as a bakery by day and be open until 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, and until 11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday as a late-night dessert lounge. [DNA Info]

Midtown West: Those rumors of Ippudo NY expanding to midtown are officially confirmed. The ramen shop will make its debut in the theater district in the former Rene Pujol space at 321–323 West 51st Street. [Crain’s]

Tell the cashier at Quality Greens in FoodParc to “spread the love” and you’ll get a free Tanoreen spread with the purchase of any salad. [Grub Street]

Upper East Side: Flex Mussels pastry chef Zac Young has added a new Peppermint Brownie Sundae topped with Maker’s Mark Caramel to their dessert menu, also available at the West Village location. [Grub Street]

Ippudo Midtown Address Confirmed; ‘Teacher Appreciation’ Dinner