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The Flatiron District gets a bit of Southern flair with the opening of Gravy. Think cornflake-crusted chicken stuffed with sausage, black-eyed peas, and other classics from the South. Gravy, 32 E. 21st St., New York, NY 10001, 212-600-2105.
Andrew Carmellini, who still runs Locanda Verde, has opened The Dutch, a casual restaurant in SoHo serving up American fare. The Dutch, 131 Sullivan St., New York, NY 10012, 212-677-6200.
In the former Café des Artistes space on the Upper West Side comes The Leopard at des Artistes. The menu focuses on the cuisines of Sicily and Sardinia. The Leopard at des Artistes, 1 W. 67th St., New York, NY 10023, 212-787-8767.
Set in the former Day-O space in the West Village, Monument Lane is named for the erstwhile monuments that were sprinkled about this area a century or so ago. The rustic ambience signals comfort all the way, with a menu that focuses on feel-good fare like potpies and burgers. Monument Lane, 103 Greenwich Ave., New York, NY 10014, 212-255-0155.
An outpost of Qi on W. 14th St., Qi Bangkok Eatery is helmed in the kitchen by pastry chef Pichet Ong (who still runs the East Village dessert bar, Spot Dessert Bar). The menu will focus on regional Thai cuisine. Qi Bangkok Eatery, 675 Eighth Ave., New York, NY 10036, 212-247-8991.
Chef Daniel Boulud has opened Boulud Sud and Epicerie Boulud Chef Daniel Boulud (Daniel, Café Boulud, db bistro modern, DBGB Kitchen & Bar) has opened two new restaurants adjacent to Bar Boulud on the Upper West Side. Boulud Sud focuses on Mediterranean fare while casual café Epicerie Boulud offers salads, sandwiches, charcuterie and pastries. Boulud Sud, 20 W. 64th St., New York, NY 10023, 212-595-1313.
Salt & Fat, a new Sunnyside, Queens restaurant, serves up pan-ethnic eats, including pork belly tacos and mussels with Thai oyster sauce. Salt & Fat, 41-16 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside, NY 11104, 718-433-3702.
Chef Julian Medina (Toloache, Yerba Buena Cocina Latina) has opened up Coppelia, a New York-style luncheonette with Cuban accents. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Coppelia, 207 W. 14th St., New York, NY 10011, 212-858-5001.

News Bytes
Se Habla Brunch?
Empellon, the new West Village taqueria from chef Alex Stupak, is now serving weekend brunch. Expect egg-y tacos as well as french toast and tostadas. Empellon, 230 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10014, 212-367-0999.
Fare Deal?
Brooklyn Fare, the "chef's table" restaurant, has raised the price of its prix-fixe from $165 to $185. Brooklyn Fare, 200 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, NY 11201, 718-243-0050.
Savoy Says Au Revoir
Savoy, the two-decade-old restaurant in SoHo, will serve its last meal on June 18. Chef Peter Hoffman blames it on economics and says he'll open up a new, totally different restaurant in the space later this year. Savoy, 70 Prince St., New York, NY 10012, 212-219-8570.
New Church in TriBeCa
In the TriBeCa space once occupied by the recently closed Il Matto will come White Church, a more affordable, less avant-garde American restaurant. Some of the dishes from the old Il Matto menu will be carried over. White Church will open at the end of May.
Buon Aperitivo!
Da Mikele, a new Italian restaurant in TriBeCa, has begun an early-evening aperitivo. Every day from 4 p.m.-7 p.m., buy a glass of wine and you're welcome to help yourself to the mountains of salumi and huge wheels of cheese. Da Mikele, 275 Church St., New York, NY 10013, 212-925-8800.
Grand Central Cocktails
The weather is getting warmer, which means the Campbell Terrace, the outdoor lounge at Grand Central Terminal (42nd St. and Park Ave.), is once again open. There are plenty of signature cocktails and a spring and summer food menu to match.
Czech Mate
A new restaurant opening in Bohemian National Hall (a Czech cultural center of sorts) on the Upper East Side is going to be helmed by noted Czech chef Oldrich Sahajdak, who has a loyal following of foodies at his La Degustation Boheme Bourgeoise in Prague. The restaurant, called Hospoda ("Pub" in Czech), is slated to open later this spring.

Chef Shuffle
After only five months as chef at Aureole, Christophe Bellanca has left the restaurant. Sous chef Marcus Ware will take over for Bellanca. Aureole, One Bryant Park, 135 W. 42nd St., New York, NY 10036, 212-319-1660.
After Stuzzicheria chef Mike Franzetti departed to be the top toque at Brooklyn's Dean Street, Ron Suhanosky has become the chef at the Italian restaurant in TriBeCa. Stuzzicheria, 305 Church St., New York, NY 10013, 212-219-4037.


The Upper East Side outpost of Totonno's has shuttered. But the original Coney Island Totonno's is still making pizza.
Il Matto, the avant-garde Italian restaurant, has closed after one year.
Centosette, the longtime Italian restaurant on the corner of Second Avenue and E. 10th Street, has shut down.
Buona Sera, an Italian restaurant in Greenwich Village, has shut down.

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