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Erez Itzhaki and Eric Salomon, the owners of an imminent restaurant located in the East Village of New York City, have extended until February 23 their contest for the public to name their new restaurant. The winning submission will be awarded a cash prize of $2,500. To enter go to

The shawarma and falafel restaurant will replace a pizza parlour on St. Marks’s Place and Third Ave. (Shawarma is sliced marinated meat on pita — a type of gyro.)
According to a Talk of the Town piece in The New Yorker, notes that entries include: “The Restaurant That Now Owns the Space Where They Used to Make Some of the Best Pizza in Manhattan and “bring st. mark