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Red, White and Basil's Lunch, Kitten Delivery Wrapping Up, More Intel

Mini news bites for the morning.

Crumbs & Whiskers
Crumbs & Whiskers
R. Lopez
Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

For the cat lover in your life

Customers have till noon to order baskets of kittens (and macarons) from cat cafe Crumbs & Whiskers. They're delivering the felines for half hour increments for the holidays.

Dumplings, desired

Why isn't there a dumpling emoji? Protesting dumpling Internet activists (how's that for the resume?) want to know. [E]

Patio season?

Yes, it was mid-December yesterday. Yes, restaurants ranging from Le Diplomate to Shaw's Tavern to Matchbox all had their patios open anyway. Thanks, unseasonably warm weather.

Lunch alert

New Italian restaurant Red, White and Basil has started serving lunch. Menu items include panini, soup and customizable pasta bowls.