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  1. underground gourmet quick bite
    St. Jardim Isn’t Your Everyday All-Day CaféMoravian Muscat, labneh omelets, and Brazilian banana candy on a prime people-watching West Village corner.
  2. debates
    New York Loves Its Bodegas, But What Are They Officially?How the city keeps track of its most beloved stores.
  3. food fight
    Andrew Yang Walks Into a Bodega — or Does He?Where, exactly, did the mayoral candidate buy his green tea this morning?
  4. first person
    How a Midtown Bodega Operator Is Keeping the Lights On — for Now“My sales have gone down by two-thirds, but the landlords don’t care. They just call, asking, ‘Where’s the rent?’”
  5. coronavirus
    Why New York’s Bodegas and Delis Are Bracing for the WorstIn one Manhattan community, pessimism mixes with paranoia.
  6. food fight
    New York Bodega Owners Prepare to Fight Plastic-Bag BanLawyers representing 14,000 bodegas are asking a judge to delay the law.
  7. rants
    Of Course Bodegas Should Sell MarijuanaWhat better way to lift all New Yorkers rather than just the privileged few?
  8. shortages
    New York Is Literally Running Out of CheetosAnd Doritos, and Fritos, and lots of other junk food.
  9. start-ups
    Latest Attempt to ‘Disrupt’ Bodegas Is a Self-Driving Corner Store on WheelsRobomart is trying to offer users a vast curbside array of produce and baked goods.
  10. taking a stand
    New York’s Bodega Strike Is a Bid for Unity at a Time of Deep Unrest“It’s not just Yemeni-Americans, Iraqi-Americans, Iranian-Americans — It’s your neighbor, your doctor, that’s what we’re trying to show.”
  11. muslim ban
    New York’s Yemeni Bodega Owners Will Strike in Response To Trump’s Muslim BanThere will also be a rally at the Brooklyn Borough Hall.
  12. Petition Demands Amnesty for All of New York’s Bodega CatsIt asks why dogs can lie around restaurants if cats can’t guard delis.
  13. crime scene
    $5,000 Reward Offered for NYC Ice-Cream BanditsWon’t someone help catch the “Bonnie and Clyde” duo?
  14. Crime Scene
    New York’s Drugstores Are Being Targeted by an Ice-Cream Crime RingOfficials say ten CVS and Duane Reade stores have been hit in the last year.
  15. Lawsuits
    Bodega Association Claims NYPD Is Illegally Targeting Immigrant-Owned DelisIt argues police are harassing owners with violations as a way to surveil them.
  16. The Chain Gang
    It Won’t Be Long Before Most U.S. Restaurants Are ChainsMom-and-pops account for 54 percent of American restaurants, and that number’s dropping.
  17. Veg Out
    City Harvest Health-Washing Bronx BodegasThe Bronx is juicing (leafy greens).
  18. The Chain Gang
    7-Eleven Successfully Squeezing BodegasWill we have to put the New York bodega on the endangered species list soon?
  19. Lawsuits
    Are Bodega Disability-Act Lawsuits the New Ambulance Chasing?The ‘Times’ seems to think so.
  20. Nightlife
    It’s Lights On for Darkroom Space When Bodega Opens May 1It’s “an old-school Lower East Side bodega meets a sophisticated and sexy speakeasy,” duh.
  21. Closings
    Whither the Bodegas and Diners?Two New York City institutions are in danger of demise.
  22. Closings
    Will Duane Reade Rescue This Bodega Cat?A bodega closes and a cat is out of a home.
  23. Mediavore
    Savory Pies Gain Following; Shop Healthy at BodegasPlus: Coke’s colossal new soda fountain and where we took Mom to eat yesterday, all in our morning news roundup.
  24. Mediavore
    Michael Huynh’s Expansion Plans; Price Gouging at BodegasPlus: Todd English wars with his ex-fiancée, and NYC wants to keep Tavern on the Green, all in our morning news roundup.
  25. Temporary Closings
    Zaragoza Deli Spruces UpHopefully the bodega-taquería doesn’t lose too much of its shabby charm.
  26. Blechtacular
    Things That Should Not Be: Alcoholic Condom-Box CandyPlus, Burger King introduces the “most overtly blow-jobby ad” ever.
  27. Endangered
    Bodegas in DangerCould the city lose half of its bodegas in the next two years?
  28. Xmas Trimmings
    ’Tis the Season: The Parachuting Santa at the Hidden TaqueriaThe East Village’s Zaragoza Deli celebrates Christmas.
  29. NewsFeed
    The Bodega Classic: Genteel Versus GrittyWhen we wrote about the Bodega Challenge last week, our imaginations went wild with thoughts of the kind of monstrosity that would win. The idea was to create a dish from ingredients strictly available at a bodega, costing no more than $20, with extra credit given for being especially “bodegic.” The winner entry, announced recently on the Brooklyn Kitchen blog, came from one aptly named Sarah Gentile. Her “Pumpkin Gobble Gobble.” was composed of apples, canned pumpkin, marshmallows, and pistachios — and though surely delish, the whole “fresh apples and other foods found in nature” seems kind of antithetical to the spirit of the bodega. But we’d still eat it.
  30. Foodievents
    Win Brooklyn Kitchen’s Bodega Challenge, and Be the Pride of WilliamsburgWhen we think of bodegas, we think of our favorite shady treats: quarter waters, off-brand cheese puffs, and big cans of Broadcast corned beef hash (for later). But the Brooklyn Kitchen, a Williamsburg cookware store, is now asking for customers to think outside the Nilla Wafer box with the Bodega Challenge. It’s sort of like the South Williamsburg version of the Pillsbury Bake-Off, but less healthy.
  31. Neighborhood Watch
    Mermaid Inn UWS to Open Late Fall; Garifunan Cuisine Has Arrived … in theChelsea: Candy Camp confectionary classes for kids start Saturday at Sapa. [Cakehead] Clinton Hill: A confused source says the former Bodegas space will become Clinton Hill Bistro, but that’s what Bodegas had painted on its windows when it was open. [Clinton Hill Blog] Harlem: Doug E. Fresh talks chicken and waffles and the late-night feel of his second restaurant: “Hot Pot, the Caribbean spot I’m opening in December … Harlem’s always been known for its late-night style.” [Uptown Flavor] Long Island City: Big Easy landmark Jacques-Imo’s New York branch has lost its uptown lease and will take refuge in Queens. [Joey in Astoria via Eater] South Bronx: If you’ve been craving Garifunan food (the cuisine of “Coastal Caribbeans of African and Native American descent”), head to newly opened and possibly only-one-of-its-kind Garifuna Star at 640 Prospect Avenue for “curry-esque soup and a fufu-esque plantain dish.” [Eat for Victory/VV] Upper West Side: Danny Abrams plans to open his second Mermaid Inn by the end of the fall. [Eater]
  32. Mediavore
    Beard’s Finances Questioned; Restaurants Manipulate ZagatThe Beard Foundation, in the spotlight as Monday’s awards approach, is still on shaky ground financially, and questions still linger about the way it spends its money. [NYT] Restaurants are lobbying customers to vote for them in the Zagat survey, a trend nobody likes, but which few in the business can stop or resist. [NYP] The days of the fat chef seem to have been passed, leaving mostly whippet-slim cooks to inherit the world’s kitchens. [Waitrose via Serious Eats]
  33. Neighborhood Watch
    Texas Barbecue Coming to Tribeca in Limited ReleaseClinton Hill: Former Bodegas spot now in the hands of Fort Greene’s Pequeña posse. [Brooklyn Record] Little Italy: The great-grandson of the founder of the San Gennaro Festival plans to add an Italian-American history museum to the nabe as well as high-end retailers like Armani and Gucci (a step up from those “I Heart BJs” shirts). [MetroNY] Lower East Side: Park Slope’s Cocoa Bar set to open on Clinton Street by the end of May. [Cocoa Bar] Tribeca: Smokin’ Joe’s True-Blue Texas Barbecue will serve lunch (sandwiches, platters, and all the fixins) at the Tribeca Tavern on Fridays and Saturdays during the Tribeca Film Festival and, let’s hope, longer. [NYT] Mai House’s late-night $10 menu kicks off tonight. [Myriad Restaurant Group] West Village: Chumley’s will be under construction for the next few months, at least. [Eater]