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December 2011 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Japadog, a Vancouver-based haute hot dog eatery, has opened up in the East Village. As the name suggests, the hot dogs have a Japanese accent. Japadog, 30 St. Marks Pl., New York, NY 10003, 646-476-2324.
 
AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar has opened in the West Village The West Village outpost of AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar features a menu of shared plates, plenty of wine, and signature cocktails like the chocolate martini. Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar West Village, 1 Seventh Ave. S., New York, NY 10014, 212-365-2992.
 
Robert Earl, the founder of Planet Hollywood, brings downtown Manhattan Earl's Court, a gourmet food court featuring eight eateries, including the Earl of Sandwich, the Original Soupman and Sushi Express. Earl's Court, 90 John St., New York, NY 10038, 212-227-6899.
 
Claude Godard is the top toque at Jeanne & Gaston in the West Village, a bistro specializing in the cuisine of Burgundy. Jeanne & Gaston, 212 W. 14th St., New York, NY 10014, 212-675-3773.
 
Is Michael 'Bao' Huynh ready for a comeback? After seeing many of his Vietnamese restaurants close in the last year, the chef has opened BaoBQ in the East Village, a Vietnamese-accented barbecue and noodle restaurant. BaoBQ, 229 First Ave., New York, NY 10003, 212-475-7011.
 
On the increasingly hip and posh Bowery comes The Wren, a restaurant from the owners of West Village gastropub Wilfie & Nell. The menu will be similar but more extensive. The Wren, 334 Bowery, New York, NY 10012, 212-388-0148.
 
The Upper West Side outpost of Pecan has opened. The usual American-accented food is on the menu, including soups, sandwiches and salads. Pecan, 387 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10024, 212-580-1719.
 
From the folks at South Brooklyn Pizza comes Buschenschank, a German-accented eatery with cured meats, pizza and dumplings on the menu, plus German and Italian brews on tap. Buschenschank, 320 Court St., Brooklyn, NY 11231, 718-237-0325.
 

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News Bytes
Brooklyn Fare at last has its liquor license Brooklyn Fare Boosts Fixed-Price Tab
Brooklyn Fare at last has its liquor license. As a result, the cost of the restaurant's multi-course fixed-price dinner has increased to $225 (it was $185). Brooklyn Fare, 200 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, NY 11201, 718-243-0050.
 
Sirio East?
Rumors are swirling that Le Cirque owner Sirio Maccioni may be taking over the Manhattan space that (still) is Le Caprice. If so, rumors also suggest that it will be an outpost of his Las Vegas eatery, Sirio Ristorante. Stay tuned. Le Caprice, The Pierre, 795 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10065, 212-940-8195.
 

Chef Shuffle
Chef Michael Vignola has left recently opened Gravy to work in the kitchen at Strip House. Strip House, 13 E. 12th St., New York, NY 10003, 212-328-0000.
 
Pastry chef Sandro Micheli has left Adour Alain Ducasse and moved into the kitchen at Daniel. Daniel, 60 E. 65th St., New York, NY 10065, 212-288-0033.
 


Closings

After opening in its Greenwich Village location in early 2011, Currywurst has already shut down.
 
Fans of Brooklyn dining are mourning the loss of casual eatery Robin des Bois. The restaurant has shut down for good. Robin des Bois, 195 Smith St., Brooklyn, NY 11201, no phone.
 
Elsewhere, the wine-centric small-plates restaurant, has shut down after one year in business. Elsewhere, 403 W. 43rd St., New York, NY 10036, no phone.
 

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