Say Hello to Francois Payard, Cowboy Pizza


Macarons are taking over the dessert world. A new Francois Payard Bakery opened in Columbus Circle and gave away free macarons with every purchase. [Midtown Lunch]

There’s another pizza place on the Lower East Side. Cowboy Pizza has opened on Clinton Street. [Bowery Boggie]

The Pudgie’s-Nathan’s-Arthur Treacher‘s action-packed combo restaurant is now open between between Third and Fourth streets near First Avenue. [EVGrieve]

Mediterranean Grill and Tapas on First Avenue officially opened with a Chinese-Ecuadorian chef. He told the Local he plans to serve “a little bit of everything for everybody, because the Lower East Side is American, Chinese, Polish, German — so there’s a little bit of everything.” [Local East Village]

Vandaag closed recently, but the same owners have opened Woodland, a locally focused restaurant in Brooklyn. [Tasting Table]

Italian specialty foods market Agata & Valentina opened its second location in Union Square on Wednesday. The 25-seat café serves house-made Italian pastries, paninis, coffee, and tea in a setting reminiscent of an Italian cappuccino bar.

Tequileria Maya, a tequila bar and lounge from chef Richard Sandoval, opens on Wednesday, next door to the newly renovated Maya on the Upper East Side. It will feature 100 agave-based spirits, along with cocktails, a bottle-service program, and small plates from the Maya kitchen.