This week's top dish from Eater NY, Curbed's restaurant, bar, & nightlife blog.
1) West Village: The seating situation outside of the popular Spotted Pig restaurant on West 11th Street is "particularly egregious." Complaints have been filed against the outpost for creating a sidewalk bottleneck because of its two benches and a bunch of plants.
2) Williamsburg: The opening of Billyburg's first Starbucks was underwhelming, but is another chain headed for the neighborhood, too? Rumors are swirling that Shake Shack is eyeing a spot in a new residential building on South 4th Street.
3) Also Williamsburg: The new Urban Outfitters store in North Brooklyn recently opened the doors to its in-house restaurant, the Gorbals by former Top Chef contestant Ilan Hall.