Catching up on the restaurant and nightlife news around the neighborhood.
- Spur Tree, the Jamaican-Asian-fusion spot, is now open in its new digs at 74 Orchard St., right next door to its old spot, which is now a ramen joint. Spur Tree’s proprietor Sean John has taken up residence in Norman’s Cay, a Caribbean restaurant. There will be reggae.
- Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York takes a sneak peek of the renovations happening at El Sombrero.
- Del Posto pastry chef Brooks Headley’s veggie burgers were a big hit at the Beard awards this year; Eater notes you can taste them for $5 at his pop-up July 20, held in the the shuttered Family Recipe space on Eldridge Street.
- Speaking of pop-ups, the one known as Chez Jef in the old Bowery Diner space has ended its run. Proprietor Mathieu Palombino plans a full-fledged French restaurant next, according to Eater.
- If you’re looking for farm-fresh produce in the neighborhood, the Youthmarket that returns to Grand Street this afternoon is not your only option: The Two Bridges Veggie Van is also back on Cherry Street every Thursday, selling boxes of mixed produce for just $10. Details here.
- Chef Leah Cohen of Clinton Street’s Pig & Khao is cooking at Good Co. in Brooklyn next Tuesday, July 15, at a barbecue featuring Brooklyn Brewery, Heritage Radio and a DJ. A plate of babyback ribs, Asian potato salad and Burmese tomato and long bean salad, with a beer, is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets and details here.
- The delicate art of rebooting a restaurant: some succeed, many fail and the jury is out on Cherche Midi, Grub Street reports.
- July 19-20, the Hester Street Fair hosts an ice cream social, featuring all things frozen.