Kurve Becomes Rhong-Tiam; Má Pêche Serves Cocktails

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Brooklyn Heights: A River Café alum recently opened Iris Café at 20 Columbia Place with two other partners. The focus is breakfast and lunch. [Fork in the Road/VV]
East Village: Food-blog object-of-amusement Kurve will soon be reborn as an outpost of owner Andy Yang's Michelin-starred restaurant Rhong-Tiam. [Food Writer's Diary]
Midtown West: Má Pêche, aka Momofuku Midtown in the Chambers Hotel, serves cocktails (like a sesame old-fashioned) after 5 p.m., when the hostess counter is converted into a bar. [Mouthing Off/Food & Wine]
Park Slope: The owners of Brooklyn Ice House just opened a bar called South on Fifth Avenue between 17th and 18th streets. [Brownstoner]

South Street Seaport: The New Amsterdam Market returns Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the Basis farmer co-op will have a pop-up stand serving kabocha-squash soup, pumpkin bread topped with honey, and hot cider. [Grub Street]
Upper East Side: François Payard opened a chocolate bar in Mauboussin, and now his pastries are on sale at Butterfield Market. You can even order his Bûche de Noël for the holidays. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]