In the News: Khe-Yo’s Sandwich Kiosk

••• Khe-Yo‘s lunchtime sandwich kiosk (called Khe-Yosk) opened today with “one with duck confit, foie gras, arugula, curried cucumbers and a fierce bang bang sauce. Another has braised Berkshire pork belly, dark Lao beer fish sauce, green papaya, pickled daikon and sriracha mayonnaise.” I stopped by to see if they could take the foie gras off the duck one, but the sandwiches are already made. The New York Times says a vegetarian option might be on its way, which would be fantastic.

••• Bill De Blasio won the Democratic mayoral primary, as you no doubt know, but a runoff with the ethically dubious Bill Thompson is still possible. Scott Stringer beat Eliot Spitzer for comptroller, while Letitia James and Daniel Squadron will be in a runoff for public advocate. Gale Brewer won for Manhattan borough president, and Margaret Chin beat Jenifer Rajkumar for our city council seat. —New York Times

••• Parm, the Torrisi sandwich spinoff, is opening in Brookfield Place. Am I the only person who wasn’t impressed by the restaurant? —Eater

••• “City officials got an earful from members of Community Board 3 and local residents last night concerning their plans for ‘Seaport City,’ Mayor Bloomberg’s proposal to create a new neighborhood on the East River.” —The Lo-Down

••• 334 Canal is being turned into four condos—better sell ’em quick before the rooftop restaurant and bar next door opens. (The building goes through to Lispenard.) —BuzzBuzzHome (via Curbed)

••• “Just days after billionaire Mayor Bloomberg said, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if we could get all the Russian billionaires to move here?’ the feds announced they are seeking to seize four luxury downtown condos [in 20 Pine] and two pricey commercial spaces bought by Russian companies allegedly with illicit cash.” —New York Post

••• Inside the 9/11 Museum. —Tribeca Trib

••• The Wall Street Journal recaps why the spire of 1 World Trade Center is such a disappointment, placing the blame on Durst.

courtesy WSJ

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  1. Erik, re: Parm, no, you’re not the only one. Their stuff is good, but honestly not kvell-good. They have a near-mystical hold on the imagination of the dominant press. So much so that they barely make an effort at traditional PR when they open a place, and yet their success is usually considered a foregone conclusion. Funny that way.

  2. Parm in general is a bit of a disappointment to me, I certainly liked it better when Torrisi served sandwiches during the day, but I do love their chicken parm.