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May 2011 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

The popular Union Square taqueria Dos Toros has opened a second location in the West Village. The menu remains the same as the original location. Dos Toros, 11 Carmine St., New York, NY 10014, 212-677-7300.
 
Hospoda, which means "pub" in Czech, has opened in the Bohemian National Hall, a Czech cultural center, on the Upper East Side. Manning the stoves is Oldrich Sahajdak from the acclaimed Prague restaurant La Degustation Boheme Bourgeoise, who will be cooking up mostly haute versions of Czech dishes. Hospoda, Bohemian National Hall, 321 E. 73rd St., New York, NY 10021, 212-861-1038.
 
Magnolia Bakery will open a location at Bloomingdale's flagship store in summer 2011. The full line of baked goods will be offered, including muffins, cakes, pies, cookies, cheesecakes, pudding and cupcakes. For more information, visit www.magnoliabakery.com. Magnolia Bakery, Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave., New York, NY 10022, n/a.
 
From the people who brought San Francisco's Tony's Pizza Napoletana comes 900 Degrees. Located in the West Village, the pizzeria's name is a reference to the temperature at which the pizzas are cooked. 900 Degrees, 29 Seventh Ave. S., New York, NY 10014, 212-989-9880.
 
Alfama, a Portuguese restaurant that closed in the West Village two years ago, has reopened in Midtown. Francisco Rosa, the same chef as the former location, is manning the stoves. Alfama, 214 E. 52nd St., New York, NY 10022, 212-759-5552.
 
The dining room Eighty Four on Seventh Restaurateur Natalie Maroufi, who has worked at eateries in Germany and England, brings a cozy European charm to the West Village with Eighty Four on Seventh. The menu focuses on dishes like pan-roasted fennel gnocchi, crispy squash blossoms with goat cheese, and beer-brined brick chicken. Eighty Four on Seventh, 84 Seventh Ave. S., New York, NY 10014, 212-255-7150.
 
Daniel Boulud's latest, Boulud Sud, sits around the corner from Bar Boulud and Epicerie Boulud. The restaurant serves up Mediterranean fare. Boulud Sud, 20 W. 64th St., New York, NY 10023, 212-595-1313.
 
Epicerie Boulud, Daniel Boulud's eat-in and take-out spot, across the street from Lincoln Center and next door to Bar Boulud, has opened. Epicerie Boulud, 1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023, 212-595-9606.
 
Zero Otto Nove, the Italian restaurant on the very Italian Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, has opened up an outpost in Manhattan's Flatiron District. The menu---think pizza, pasta, Italian classics---is basically the same as the original location. Zero Otto Nove, 15 E. 21st St., New York, NY 10010, 212-242-0899.
 

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News Bytes
Graydon's?
Rumors are swirling that Graydon Carter, Vanity Fair editor and owner of The Waverly Inn, is considering buying Elaine's, the iconic Upper East Side eatery whose eponymous founder recently died. Elaine's, 1703 Second Ave., New York, NY 10128, no phone available.
 
The interior of Gotham Bar & Grill in New York Veggie Summer
For 14 weeks, from May 30 to September 2, Gotham Bar & Grill will be serving up a two-course Greenmarket to Gotham lunch for $25. Fourteen different local farms are participating in these special lunches, and the menus will change weekly. A portion of the proceeds will benefit GrowNYC's Garden Initiative. Gotham Bar & Grill, 12 E. 12th St., New York, NY 10003, 212-620-4020.
 
Got (more) Milk?
Momofuku Bakery & Milk Bar has moved into a bigger space at 251 E. 13th St. at Second Ave., only a few feet from the last location. The previous space will be used to expand the Momofuku Ssäm Bar. Momofuku Bakery & Milk Bar, 251 E. 13th St., New York, NY 10003, 212-254-3500.
 
Pricey Plates
Gordon Ramsay at The London has raised the price of its three-course prix-fixe menu to $135. Gordon Ramsay at The London, The London NYC, 151 W. 54th St., New York, NY 10019, 212-468-8888.
 
And the Winners Are...
The 2011 James Beard Awards were announced and the New York City restaurant industry was lauded with awards going to Eleven Madison Park's Angela Pinkerton for Outstanding Pastry Chef, Eleven Madison Park for Outstanding Restaurant, Per Se for Outstanding Service, and The Modern for Outstanding Wine Service. Prune's Gabrielle Hamilton walked away with Outstanding Chef: New York City.
 

Chef Shuffle
Former Convivio pastry chef Heather Bertinetti has landed in the kitchen at West Village restaurant, The Lion.
 
Ryan Skeen has finished his consulting chef gig at Michael Psilakis' FishTag. No word on what he's doing next. FishTag, 222 W. 79th St., New York, NY 10024, 212-362-7470.
 


Closings

Charlie Palmer's Métrazur closed its Grand Central Terminal space on July 1. There are rumors that the space will be occupied by an Apple store. Métrazur, Grand Central Terminal, 42nd St. at Vanderbilt, New York, NY 10017, no phone.
 
SoHo Korean spot Woo Lae Oak will shut down at the end of May.
 
The Williamsburg restaurant Goods has closed.
 
The Upper West Side eatery Edgar's Cafe, named after Edgar Allan Poe, has shut down.
 
The nightclub Covet has closed, which means the in-house restaurant, Michael 'Bao' Huynh's Baotique, has also shut down. There's no word out of the 'Bao' camp if Baotique will resurface elsewhere.
 
The Plaza hotel announced that its historic in-house restaurant, The Oak Room, will be closing in July. There's no word yet if another restaurant will take the space.
 

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