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August 2011 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Located in an upstairs space that once housed a New Orleans-themed restaurant, Red Farm serves up pan-Asian dishes with an emphasis on Chinese. Red Farm, 529 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014, 212-792-9700.
 
Restaurateur Jason Denton ('ino, 'inoteca and Corsino, among others) has made the leap to Williamsburg with Betto, a 60-seat restaurant focused on Italian-inspired small plates. Betto, 138 N. 8th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211, 718-384-1904.
 
Rocker-turned-chef Curtis Brown has opened The Cardinal, an East Village eatery with an emphasis on the cuisine of North Carolina. The Cardinal, 234 E. 4th St., New York, NY 10003, 212-995-8600.
 
The pioneering East Village spot Sidewalk Cafe Bar & Restaurant has reopened, serving comfort food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sidewalk Cafe Bar & Restaurant, 94 Ave. A, New York, NY 10009, 212-473-7373.
 
An interior look at Tertulia Seamus Mullen, the former chef at Boqueria, has opened Tertulia, a West Village restaurant focused on northern Spanish flavors and cider houses. As chef Mullen's first solo project, the restaurant will celebrate the simplicity of the chigre/sidreria (local cider house) and deliver tostas, sartenes (oven-grilled dishes in cast-iron skillets), tapas and platos familiars. As a word today meaning a gathering of friends with conversation, food and drinks, Tertuila's menu items include Tosta Setas (marinated mushrooms with smoke ricotta and pine nuts) to start and a Chuleton de Buey a la Brasa (40-day aged prime rib, charcoal-grilled, with Romesco sauce, piperrada and fingerling potatoes) as an entrée. Dinner service is available Monday through Saturday. Tertulia, 359 Sixth Ave., New York, NY 10014, 646-559-9909.
 

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News Bytes
New Greek Cuisine olive oil Molyvos Chef Debuts Olive Oil Brand
Jim Botsacos, executive chef/partner of Greek restaurant Molyvos, has launched his own brand of extra virgin olive oil called New Greek Cuisine. The oil, which is made with cold-pressed Koroneki olives from Greece's Peloponnese Peninsula, is found on every table at Molyvos and bottles can now be purchased at the restaurant or at www.newgreekcuisine.com. Molyvos, Wellington Hotel, 871 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10019, 212-582-7500.
 
M. Not So Wells
Sad news for fans of Queens restaurant M. Wells. The eatery announced it is closing. Problems with the landlord are forcing it to shutter sometime this autumn. They've vowed to find another location though. M. Wells, 2117 49th Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101, 718-425-6917.
 

Chef Shuffle
Brian Murphy has left his chef position at new West Village restaurant Monument Lane. There's no word on his replacement. Monument Lane, 103 Greenwich Ave., New York, NY 10014, 212-255-0155.
 
Victoriano Lopez will run the kitchen at Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio's La Mar Cebicheria Peruana when it opens in the old Tabla space on Madison Square Park in September. La Mar Cebicheria Peruana, 11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010, no phone available.
 
Seth Johnson is the new chef at the East Village Dutch restaurant Vandaag. He replaces Phillip Kirschen-Clark. Vandaag, 103 2nd Ave., New York, NY 10003, 212-253-0470.
 
James Kent, who represented the U.S. in the Bocuse d'Or, is now chef de cuisine at Eleven Madison Park. Eleven Madison Park, 11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010, 212-889-0905.
 
Erstwhile wine director at The Modern Belinda Chang is now the wine director and general manager at Monkey Bar. Monkey Bar, Hotel Elysée, 60 E. 54th St., New York, NY 10022, 212-288-1010.
 


Closings

Danal, an Italian restaurant located near Union Square, has shut down. Danal, 59 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10003, 212-982-6930.
 
West Village restaurant Paris Commune has shut down. Rumors are swirling that Scott Conant (of Scarpetta fame) may be interested in the space. Paris Commune, 99 Bank St., New York, NY 10014, 212-929-0509.
 
Chef Daniel Angerer has closed Klee Brasserie. He plans to sell the restaurant and open up a new place with a new concept later this year. Klee Brasserie, 200 Ninth Ave., New York, NY 10011, 212-633-8033.
 
The X.O. Cafe on Walker Street in Chinatown has shut down. X.O. Cafe, 96 Walker St., New York, NY 10013, 212-343-8625.
 
As announced a few months ago, The Oak Room---the posh restaurant in The Plaza hotel---has closed. There are rumors that steakhouse Bobby Van's may be eyeing the space. The Oak Room, The Plaza, 768 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10019, 212-758-7777.
 
The sleek Bowery eatery Double Crown closed on August 20. The owners will retain the space and reopen in the autumn as a North African restaurant. Double Crown, 316 Bowery, New York, NY 10012, 212-254-0350.
 
Motorino, the beloved Brooklyn pizzeria, has been shut down by the Department of Buildings. Motorino East Village is still up and running. Motorino, 319 Graham St., Brooklyn, NY 11211, no phone.
 

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