The Citiblog

Around Town – ma·dé summer, Raising Cane’s Opens, July 4th pop-rock shake and more!
June 28, 2023, 12:57.48 am ET


Photo: Noah Fecks

Starting July 1st, ma·dé, led by Chef Cédric Vongerichten & his partner in life and business Ochi Latjuba Vongerichte, will be opening on Saturdays and offering new menu options reflecting the summer season. Look for things like tuna toast, vegetable hummus, soft shell crab and strawberry ma- déleines, among others. The restaurant is also making more room for walk-in reservations.

Photo: Thief

Thief on the Lower East Side is offering a nostalgic twist every Saturday & Sunday with an 80s playlists. Step back in time with Thief’s housemade wine cooler-style bottled cocktails - If You Like Pina Coladas (white wine, rum, pineapple, coconut, soda) and Every Rosé Has Its Thorn (rosé wine, peach, orange blossom, soda) - and 80s classics like the Harvey Wallbanger with house-made ‘Five Alive’. Craveable bites include the Madame Hoboken with pork roll, bechamel, fontina, and blistered peppers along with Maple Mezcal French Toast.

Photo: Ace Hotel Brooklyn

Ace Hotel Brooklyn is excited to announce Chef Camille Becerra (formerly of De Maria and Navy) as the new Chef-Partner leading all culinary programming at the property. Chef Camille is overseeing the menus for As You Are, The Lobby bar, in-room dining and private events. With over 25 years of industry experience, Chef Camille has long been adored for her bright, creative and soulful cooking, which will be on full display seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch. She is collaborating closely with Executive Chef Michael King and Pastry Chef Danny Alvarez, who will continue to run daily kitchen operations.

Photo: Miles Pearson

Raising Cane's makes its mark in Times Square (1501 Broadway) with a new 8,000 square foot restaurant featuring a custom mural painted live by New York-based artist Timothy Goodman, captivating seasonal window displays, custom design elements, and nods to its namesake and mascot, the beloved yellow lab Cane. Founder Todd Graves saying, "Not only is this our first within New York City, but it provides yet another opportunity to serve our craveable Chicken Finger meals to those who love us and those who have yet to try.”

Photo: Creamline/Economy Candy

For the Fourth of July, Creamline is continuing its partnership with Economy Candy with a special Pop Rocks Milkshake. Available from Friday, June 30th - Friday, July 7th at both the Chelsea Market and recently opened Gotham West Market locations, experience a milkshake full of fireworks made with vanilla ice cream and Strawberry and Blue Razz Pop Rocks from Economy Candy, topped with whipped cream and additional pop rocks.

Photo: KYU

KYU, Manhattan’s renowned Asian-inspired, wood-fired hotspot known best for its innovative cuisine, chic atmosphere and frequent celebrity sightings, is excited to announce the arrival of the KYU Ice Cream Cart. Kicking off July 1st, the weekly ice cream pop-up will take place on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from Noon to 5PM, delighting visitors and locals alike with a delectable array of frozen treats, including Popsicles in flavors like Strawberry Yuzu – Red; Coconut -White; and Blueberry Lavender – Blue. Pints are also available in signature flavors.


And Pop in the City, an immersive walk-trough attraction in an inflatable structure, returns to Greeley Square Park (32nd St) in Manhattan this weekend The experience includes playful activities such as giant slides and giant ball pits. Each session last about 30 minutes. The interactive experience will be around through September 3rd.

Until next time, we’ll be seeing you Around Town