This week's top dish from Eater NY, Curbed's restaurant, bar, and nightlife blog...
1) Seaport?The South Street Seaport got a new addition over Memorial Day weekend: a shipping container bar run by the Brooklyn Flea people. It's part of the Seaport's summer programming, and it's opens at 11 a.m. daily. We're still waiting on that glitter rain.
2) Soho: If you haven't seen/eaten/read about/dreamed about the cronut this week, you're behind the times. The pastry, a donut and croissant mash-up, has created quite a craze in New York, and Eater talked with the creator, who will forever be known as the Cronut King.
3) Coney Island: For the beach goers and rollercoaster-riders looking for a place to eat, Robert Sietsema has you covered. The food writer recently joined the Eater team from the Village Voice, and he'll be penning micro neighborhood dining guides.
4) Meatpacking District: The revamped Pier 57 welcomed several new vendors, including Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue, BrisketTown, Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, and Cold Press Coffee.
5) Midtown: The Paramount Hotel's basement dining space, which held the Diamond Horeshoe, is getting a $20 million makeover. Developer Aby Rosen wants to bring back the iconic nightclub, which was known in the '30s and '40s for "cheap food and drinks and scantily clad chorus girls."
· Eater NY [ny.eater]