It looks like celebrity chef Dale Talde has a new restaurant at LaGuardia Airport. Talde, who competed on two seasons of Top Chef, opened Talde Noodle Bar right at the end of the year in Terminal B. The menu has ramen with cha siu pork, crispy chicken noodles, and sausage, egg, and cheese fried rice ($15 to $23). It’s Talde’s first restaurant in the city since closing Talde in Brooklyn in 2019; he also runs Goosefeather, a Cantonese restaurant, in Tarrytown, New York. The restaurant caps off a busy year at LaGuardia Airport. The airport has a new lounge in the works from José Andres and its food halls now have locations of Brooklyn ramen shop Chuko and Manhattan’s brunch spot Bubby’s.
New Yorkers Foodmarket closes after 36 years
New Yorkers Foodmarket, a longstanding grocery store in the East Village, has closed. Owner Michael Schumacher closed the business due to slow sales and new competitors in the neighborhood, like the new Wegmans. The market has been open at 107 Second Avenue, between Sixth Street and Seventh Street, under different names since 1987, when Schumacher and his brother purchased the store.
King David Tacos is out in Manhattan
King David Tacos has closed its last Manhattan taco cart. Founder Liz Solomon closed the company’s cart in Madison Square Park ahead of its five-year lease. “The main reason we are closing is in anticipation of congestion pricing,” she said in an email. The cart was the taco purveyor’s last presence in Manhattan, since closing in the Financial District at the start of the pandemic. The business has a flagship restaurant in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, and sells its tacos from restaurants across the city.
A vending ban hits New York bridges
Street vending will be banned on city bridges starting this week under new guidelines from the New York City Department of Transportation. The ban, which was prompted by complaints about congestion on the Brooklyn Bridge, goes into effect on Wednesday, January 3. It prohibits vending of any kind on pedestrian walkways and bike lanes on city bridges and their entrances. Mayor Eric Adams said in a statement that the new rules give “New Yorkers the ability to use those public spaces safely and freely.”