Mary Queen of Scots, Cheeky’s, Russ & Daughters, THOR

A midweek round-up of neighborhood food news:

  • Mary Queen of Scots co-owner Donal Brophy explains his decor.
  • Orchard Street’s Cheeky Sandwiches is expanding, with a new outpost in Brooklyn’s Dekalb Market; meanwhile, Serious Eats reviews its bacon, egg and cheese.
  • Russ & Daughters got another Hollywood moment this week, hosting a location shoot for a new feature film, Lola Versus, which also filmed some street scenes around Essex and Canal over the weekend.
  • The debut issue of David Chang’s new magazine features an interview with wd-50’s Wylie Dufresne.
  • Following up on  last month’s opening of Co-op Food & Drink, plans for the other dining spaces at the tony Hotel on Rivington are emerging.
  • In the wake of the news his Grand Street space is expanding, Doughnut Plant’s Mark Israel tells a D.C. paper he’s still planning to open a store in the nation’s capital.

Campaign Home Stretch, Homage to LES Chef, Boutique Blues

The ongoing transformation taking place at the former home of Guss' Pickles.

We’re looking for a frenzied four days of campaigning leading up to Tuesday’s primary election. The Rosh Hashanah holiday and tomorrow’s anniversary of 9-11 have combined to condense the final phase of the political calendar.