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From Shiva Natarajan, who owns a handful of restaurants around New York, comes Malai Marke. The kitchen turns out dishes from around India, but the menu places some emphasis on the cuisines of Goa, Punjab and Chennai, and other regions. Malai Marke, 318 E. 6th St., New York, NY 10003, 212-777-7729.
In the space that formerly housed Lyon comes Cole's of Greenwich Village, a restaurant inspired by the Greenwich Village of the 1950s. Expect some twists on old-school fare and lots of classic cocktails. Cole's of Greenwich Village, 118 Greenwich Ave., New York, NY 10011, 212-242-5966.
In the NoHo space that formerly housed Mercat comes Circolo, an Italian restaurant that is actually an import from the team behind a popular eatery in Tulum, Mexico. With a chef who is originally from Tuscany, the restaurant will serve up classic Italian fare. Circolo, 45 Bond St., New York, NY 10012, 212-375-0323.
The first New York location of the American Flatbread mini-chain, a pizzeria from Vermont, is turning out wood-fired pizzas made with ingredients from local farmers. American Flatbread, 205 Hudson St., New York, NY 10013, 212-776-1441.
Antojeria La Popular, opening January 25, will serve Mexican tapas on the Lower East Side, including Chiapas crickets, variations on the theme of mole, and hearty sirloin and chicken dishes. Antojeria La Popular, 50 Spring St., New York, NY 10002, 646-476-3567.
Benares, named for the holy city in northern India (which is also called Varanasi), is a new restaurant in TriBeCa serving up a diverse array of dishes, many representing India's 28 different states. Benares, 45 Murray St., New York, NY 10007, 212-766-4900.
In the Dream Downtown space that once housed the experimental Spanish restaurant Romero comes Cherry. This stylish Japanese eatery serves up sophisticated fare by Andy Choi, a Bouley and Le Cirque alum. Cherry, Dream Downtown, 355 W. 16th St., New York, NY 10011, 212-929-5800.
Cocktails and refined American grub make up the menu at Rogue & Canon, a new Greenwich Village spot from the team who brought you Jimmy, the rooftop cocktail bar at The James New York. Rogue & Canon, 128 W. Houston St., New York, NY 10012, 646-398-8700.

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News Bytes
Burrell Is Back?
Anne Burrell, the spikey blond-haired chef who was once at the helm at Centro Vinoteca, has dedicated most of the last few years to a TV cooking show. But word on the street is that she's eyeing a space for a new Big Apple eatery. Details are scant but fans of the chef should get their appetites ready.
Dovetail Downtown?
The chef of the new restaurant in The Standard East Village will be John Fraser, of acclaimed Dovetail on the Upper West Side. The restaurant is slated to open in fall 2013. The Standard East Village, 25 Cooper Sq., New York, NY 10003, 212-475-5700.
Winter Restaurant Week Returns
New York City's Winter Restaurant Week is upon us. From January 14 to February 8, participating restaurants will offer a three-course lunch for $25 and dinner for $38. Restaurants include Boulud Sud, Esca, Le Cirque and Maialino, among hundreds of others. To find out more, visit
Telepan Downtown?
Chef Bill Telepan, the top toque at his Upper West Side eponymous restaurant Telepan, is rumored to be vying for a restaurant space downtown. His next project will apparently be called Telepan Local and will likely open up later this year in TriBeCa. Telepan, 72 W. 69th St., New York, NY 10023, 212-580-4300.

Chef Shuffle
Mark Spangenthal has left his post as chef at Kutsher's, the restaurant serving up Catskills resort-inspired Jewish cuisine in TriBeCa. The new chef is Thomas Higuchi-Crowell. The menu will remain largely the same. Kutsher's, 186 Franklin St., New York, NY 10013, 212-431-0606.


Ryan Skeen, who seems to have a proclivity for not sticking around his chef jobs very long, has already left 83 1/2, which recently fired up its burners for the first time, and the restaurant has closed. It will reopen in late winter or early spring with a new chef and a new concept but the same name. 83 1/2, 345 E. 83rd St., New York, NY 10028, no phone.
Kosher steakhouse The Prime Grill turned off its grill for the last time at 60 E. 49th St. on January 18. It will later reopen in a new location at 25 W. 56th St., in the space that formerly housed Beacon. The Prime Grill, 60 E. 49th St., New York, NY 10017, no phone.

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