Xi'an Famous Foods Opens in Greenpoint; Three Letters in Clinton Hill
Xi'an Famous Foods has devoted fans all over the city due to their diverse locations in the East Village, Flushing, and Chinatown. The famously cheap spot known for its cold skin noodles and lamb burgers is ready to conquer Brooklyn. On Saturday, Xi'an Famous Foods' doors will open on Beadel Street in Greenpoint and with this Facebook coupon diners can get a free burger or order of noodles. 86 Beadel St., Brooklyn
A second Baba Ghanouge has opened on Fulton Street in the Financial District, Midtown Lunch learned. The Tribeca-based falafel shop commandeered the old Popeye's location and serves hummus, labneh, grape leaves, and, of course, baba ganoush at reasonable prices. 143 Fulton St.
On a different Fulton Street, in Brooklyn, French bistro Three Letters opened on Wednesday. Flo Fab calls the offerings "French comfort food, sometimes with a twist," and the menu is indeed quirky, with pork Bourguignon and seitan fricasée. Chef/co-owner Pip Freeman is an alum of Carroll Gardens' The Grocery, and has been chronicling Three Letters' opening on a Tumblr since last May. 930 Fulton St., Brooklyn
Actress Jennifer Esposito will be selling gluten-free, dairy-free, refined-sugar-free, soy-free, peanut-free, allergy-friendly (oh, and organic) baked goods on 10th Street at Jennifer's Way Bakery. EV Grieve reported that an opening was in sight but that no date is set. Esposito was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2009 and wrote on her blog that "as a celiac, a severe allergy ridden one, I have learned that whole, clean, HEALTHY foods is what my body needs to function." According to her Twitter feed some of those healthy items include Celiac standard banana coconut whoopie pies. 265 E. 10th St.