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George Mendes, of Tocqueville and Bouley, plans to open his own restaurant this fall called Aldea. The cuisine will be Spanish and Portuguese with a menu that changes daily. And as a bonus for fans of big portions, the emphasis will be on three courses instead of small plates.
How much can you drink in two hours? Bondi Road and The Sunburnt Cow dare you to find out during their "2 Hours of Happiness" happy hour challenge. Every Monday through Friday between 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., each location features "2 Hours of Happiness"---unlimited tap beer, wine, their famous Moo-Juice house cocktails, and well-spirits for two hours for only $20 per person.
The Hudson River Café and master mixologist Alex Ott have teamed up to create a killer summer cocktail list. Libations include the Harlem Renaissance (Chianti, raspberries, Godiva chocolate liqueur and whipped cream) and the Manhattanville (strawberries, guava juice, Grand Marnier, Belvedere vodka and lime juice). Plus, there are eight others in the line-up. Hudson River Café, 697 W. 133rd St., New York, NY 10027, 212-491-9111.
Top Chefs for the upcoming season of the Bravo television series are going to be ensconced at 20 Bayard, a new condo development in Williamsburg. The chefs are expected to move in sometime in the next month.
Daniel Boulud is expanding Bar Boulud into the bank space next door. There's no word yet on when the new space will be open. Bar Boulud, 1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023, 212-595-0303.
Ammos Estiatorio, the Midtown Greek eatery, has a new menu. Chef David Ogren's new Greek-Middle Eastern fusion dishes include cast iron-seared foie gras in a sweet cherry sauce, rack of lamb with Indian spices, and plenty of fish crudo drenched in olive oil. Ammos Estiatorio, 52 Vanderbilt Ave., New York, NY 10017, 212-922-9999.
The upstairs dining room at The Dining Room at Country will be transformed into Country Steak in September following the closure of the old dining room in July. Look for a bovine bonanza with a European lilt, as far as the menu goes. The Dining Room at Country, The Carlton, 90 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016, 212-889-7100.
Brazilian steakhouse Porcão Churrascaria is featuring a new lunch menu. Think grilled Brazilian sausages, slices of grilled sirloin or a caprese salad---and most menu items clock in at around $10. Porcão Churrascaria, 360 Park Ave. S., New York, NY 10010, 212-252-7080.
It's being reported that über-hip restaurateur Keith McNally will be moving into the Bowery. No word yet on what the eatery will be---besides French and ultra scene-y.
This year's Summer Restaurant Week runs from July 21-25 and July 28-August 1. The three-course price-fixed lunch is $24.07 and dinner is $35. Some of the restaurants participating in the event are 5 Ninth, Bar Boulud, Devi, Gotham Bar & Grill and Nobu New York, among others. For more participating restaurants, visit nycvisit.com.
"Top Chef" winner Hung Huynh is reported to be about five months away from opening his own eatery in Murray Hill. Which means the actual opening time will be about eight months. Stay tuned.
Momofuku Ko auctioned off dinner at the restaurant as part of a charity auction sponsored by Grow for Good. The dinner for two, with a wine pairing, went for a staggering $2,870. Momofuku Ko, 163 First Ave., New York, NY 10003, No phone.
Oceana will move to the McGraw-Hill Building in late 2009. The current location of Oceana will stay open for at least a year while the McGraw-Hill space is constructed. Oceana, 55 E. 54th St., New York, NY 10022, 212-759-5941.
Rosa Mexicano has kicked off its annual (and popular) ice cream festival. Until July 20, ice cream lovers can enjoy flavors like salted butter avocado, mango and rum. All three locations are participating. Rosa Mexicano, 1063 First Ave., New York, NY 10022, 212-753-7407. Rosa Mexicano, 61 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10022, 212-977-7700. Rosa Mexicano, 9 E. 18th St., New York, NY 10003, 212-533-3350.
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon is discontinuing its lunch service after July 20. L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Four Seasons Hotel New York, 57 E. 57th St., New York, NY 10022, 212-350-6658.
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