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Salumè, a paninoteca in SoHo, has swung open its doors serving up authentic Italian snacks like prosciutto-laced sandwiches and, for breakfast, Italian cornetti. The chef is Giuseppe Bologna who logged time in the kitchens of Blue Hill at Stone Barns and Osteria del Circo. Salumè, 330 W. Broadway, New York, NY 10013, 212-226-8111.
The troubled West 10th Street spot that has housed several restaurants in the past five years (most recently Bar Blanc) will become a Virginia-themed restaurant called Lowcountry. It will open in the autumn. Lowcountry, 142 W. Tenth St., New York, NY 10014, no phone available yet.
The West 8th Street space that was Elettaria and has been vacant for months will finally have a new tenant: an Argentine steakhouse called Alma 33. It will open sometime this coming autumn.
After opening up Shake Shack outlets in Midtown and the Upper West Side, Danny Meyer has brought his delectable fast food formula to the Upper East Side. The usual burgers, fries and shakes are on the menu. Shake Shack, 154 E. 86th St., New York, NY 10028, 646-237-5035.
The interior of Ca Va The English empire continues to expand. Todd English's latest, Ça Va, is a Theater District Gallic eatery adjacent to the InterContinental New York Times Square hotel. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and serves all the French staples you'd expect. Ça Va, 310 W. 44th St., New York, NY 10036, 212-803-4545.

News Bytes
Changes are afoot in Michael ‘Bao' Huynh's restaurant kingdom. He is said to be converting his Murray Hill banh mi shop into Baorrito (Asian-style burritos) and his Vietnamese beer garden, Bia Garden, into a Latino-Asian hybrid restaurant. Bia Garden, 154 Orchard St., New York, NY 10002, 212-780-0010.
Patsy's in the Fall
Patsy's Italian Restaurant, the Midtown institution, has introduced a new fall lunch prix-fixe menu. Think eggplant bruschetta, pasta stuffed with pumpkin, and broccoli rabe and sausage ravioli. The three-course menu costs $27.99, excluding tax and tip. Buon Appetito! Patsy's Italian Restaurant, 236 W. 56th St., New York, NY 10019, 212-247-3491.
Ma Rez
David Chang's new Midtown endeavor, Ma Peche, tried to go no reservations, but has backed down to demand. For now, diners can nab reservations at these times: 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Any other times are first come, first served. Ma Peche, Chambers, 15 W. 56th St. , New York, NY 10014, 212-757-5878.
BBQ Cabrito
The West Village taco joint Cabrito is about to get meatier. Its sister restaurant, Fatty 'Cue, will be bringing over barbecued meats for the Cabrito menu. So expect dishes like brisket tacos and burritos. Cabrito, 50 Carmine St., New York, NY 10014, 212-929-5050.
Café des Artistes goes Southern Italian
In spring 2011, the legendary Café des Artistes will reopen---only it might not have the same name and will be serving up southern Italian fare. The owner of Il Gattopardo plans to open a restaurant in the space but promises to leave the interior murals intact.
Astoria Bound
Eric Hara, the talented chef at The Oak Room, is making a case for Astoria becoming the next great restaurant neighborhood. The chef is opening up two restaurants in the Queens neighborhood in October. The restaurants, sans names for now, will be a small global café and a bigger sushi spot with a lounge. The Oak Room, The Plaza, 768 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10019, 212-758-7777.
New York Restaurant Royalty to La Guardia Food Court
The airport most in need of a serious revamping, La Guardia, is about to get a new food court. And many of the city's household chefs will be taking part: Michael White, Andrew Carmellini and Lee Hanson are but a few. It will open next year in the Delta terminal.
Payard Goes Downtown
François Payard is reviving his now-closed Upper East Side bistro in SoHo. Located on Houston and Spring Streets, François Payard Bistro is scheduled to open in mid-September.

Chef Shuffle
Chef Seamus Mullen has left Boqueria, the chic Spanish tapas joint with locations in the Flatiron District and SoHo. Boqueria, 53 W. 19th St., New York, NY 10011, 212-255-4160.


Vox Pop, the long struggling but beloved Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, café and eatery, has shut down for good.
Rhong Tiam, the Thai eatery in the East Village, has closed.
The Lower East Side noodle and Cambodian favorite, Kampuchea, has shut down. It will reopen as an eatery serving savory Asian-style buns.
The East Village Thai eatery Ama Ya has closed.
Naniwa, the 30-year-old Japanese restaurant in Midtown East, has shut down.
La Focaccia, the longstanding West Village restaurant, has closed.

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