If you aren't hip to all the memes—or at least the ones that Leonardo DiCaprio has a cameo in—then it's possible that you have no idea who Salt Bae is. And you probably don't care that he's in New York City now:
Salt Bae is actually Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe, an internet-famous meat sensualist, whose videos of his theatrical interactions with beef and salt now have many imitators. He's opening a restaurant in New York, apparently in Midtown Manhattan, and was spotted there earlier:
He told one person "he's opening a restaurant here in the next 5 months."
He did make it to see another chef: Jean-Georges Vongerichten Instagrammed a picture:
And this is what Salt Bae does when he makes a hamburger: