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Around Town - A Colori, Stretch Pizza, Curbside Standup & more...
April 23, 2021, 1:34.31 am ET


La Pizza & La Pasta at Eataly Downtown, NYC

La Pizza and La Pasta at Eataly Downtown is teaming up with Color Factory to create A Colori, a multi-sensory experience that celebrates the food and drink of Italy through the dynamic lens of color. That includes the restaurant itself, colorful dishes and even multi-colored pastas.

Breads Bakery Collaboration with Stretch Pizza

Stretch Pizza by Wylie Dufresne has arrived at Breads Bakery, but you better line up. We’re told the wait to try a pie is currently a month and a half. You’ll need to order online, wait for your day, and then pick it up at the shop near Union Square.

Taco Bell Goes Digital in Times Square

Taco Bell’s so-called “automat” doesn't really live up to all the hype. It claims to be fully digital. And yes, you order from kiosks (similar to McDonald’s) but live workers hand you your food at the counter. The automat-style cubbies are only for mobile orders and deliveries. We were a little disappointed, although the tacos were still good!

Alimentari Flaneur opens at Market Line

Alimentari Flaneur, an open-air market, has arrived on the lower level of Market Line on the Lower East Side offering hard-to-find produce and prepared dishes. It’s run by Daniel Emilio Soares, a fourth generation member of the Balducci family, according to the NYT.

Also at Market Line, near the grand staircase, is a new Brazilian restaurant called Tap NYC serving healthy, gluten-free and artisanal foods. Tap stands for Tapioca, Açaí and Pao de Queijo, some of Brazil’s superfoods.

Frenchette Crepe Truck at Rockefeller Center

Frenchette’s cute little crepe-mobile is back on the scene at Rockefeller Center. It’s known for serving up delicious sweet and savory crepes.

Pinky's Place in East Village

And finally, Pinky’s Space in the East Village (you can’t miss the pink lights) is hooking up with Underground Zen to offer live outdoor standup. The comic we were watching, Chris Deshawn, was hilarious, albeit a bit racy. But isn’t that what NYC is all about?

See ya next time Around Town!