New York Restaurants - Restaurant News
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Popular pizza parlor Artichoke Basille's Pizza announced plans for expansion. The owners hope to have five new locations open within the next year, including two sites in the East and West Village. Artichoke Basille's Pizza, 328 E. 14th St., New York, NY 10003, 212-228-2004.
Eleven Madison Park is launching a new $28 prix-fixe two-course lunch special. The items on the menu rotate throughout the course of the week; for those with deeper pockets, there's also a $68, five-course "Gourmand" tasting menu. Eleven Madison Park, 11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010, 212-889-0905.
Veselka received approval to build a new restaurant in Avalon Place, across Houston street from Whole Foods. Watch out, Boulud Burger! Veselka, 144 Second Ave., New York, NY 10003, 212-228-9682.
Momofuku Noodle Bar is offering a three-course prix-fixe menu for $45, in a nod to the tough economic times in New York City. The dishes will rotate frequently, but at present they include duck soup, steamed haddock and a bonus soft-serve ice cream cone. Momofuku Noodle Bar, 171 First Ave., New York, NY 10003, 212-475-7899.
The competition on Bravo's hit culinary reality show "Top Chef: New York" is heating up. Which contestant do you think will win? Jamie from Absinthe Brasserie & Bar? Or, perhaps Fabio from Café Firenze? Share your thoughts with our readers on the forum.
Simon and Michelle Nget, the owners of the Saigon Grill chain of Vietnamese restaurants, were arrested on over 400 counts, including tampering with witnesses and violating minimum wage laws. The case is set to go a Grand Jury in coming weeks.
Bookmarks, the bar at the the Library Hotel, is offering a slate of $13 holiday cocktails this season, including a Hot Apple Toddy (with calvados and Benedictine) and the Von Trapp (with Darjeeling tea and rye). Bookmarks, Library Hotel, 299 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10017, 212-204-5498.
Lower East Side avant-garde eatery, wd-50, has announced that until the end of February, all bottles of wine are 50% off when ordering the tasting menu. wd-50, 50 Clinton St., New York, NY 10002, 212-477-2900.
The financial backers of Grayz have finally decided to pull the plug on Gray Kunz's restaurant. It will close at the end of the year and re-open some time in 2009 as Atria. Meanwhile, Kunz plans to open a verion of Café Gray in Asia as well as concentrating on opening another restaurant in New York City. Grayz, 13-15 W. 54th St., New York, NY 10019, 212-262-4600.
Popular Upper West Side bar and burger spot P&G will move a few blocks away to Columbus Avenue after losing their lease. The bar's famed neon sign will also make the move when their lease expires at the end of the year. P&G, 279 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10023, 212-874-8568.
Neil Ferguson may have moved on to the Soho House, but the owners of Allen & Delancey are still working on his replacement. No one has been named yet, but the owners have said that they intend to have not one but two chefs. The pair is to be announced by year's end. Allen & Delancey, 115 Allen St., New York, NY 10002, 212-253-5400.
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