Open & Closed: Say Hello to Bar Paya; Goodbye to Graceland
Restaurants, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week.
Burger At Its Best has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, following a lawsuit brought on by former employees over labor law violations. [Crain's]
Graceland, the Avenue A gourmet deli, has closed. The deli, open since 1991, was one of the first shops to bring organic and fancy foods to Alphabet City. [EV Grieve]
The Musical Box on Avenue B appears to have closed. A sign on the door says the party has moved to Luca Lounge across the street. [EV Grieve]
Jean-Jacques and Leslie Bernat have converted their Boerum Hill restaurant, La Petite Provence, into JB's Burger. [TONY]
Pizza by Certé has opened in a LEED-certified space, specializing in pies that are round or Sicilian style, as well as soups, sandwiches, and mains like chicken Parm. [TONY]
Bar Paya is a new Peruvian café in the East Village, serving up ceviches, tiraditos, and payas (flatbreads made from corn and potato). [NY Times]
Diable Royale is getting ready to open its doors on Avenue A. The new Spanish place will have a full liquor license. [EV Grieve]
The new Greenpoint branch of Le Gamin has opened, with a menu of steak-frites and moules-frites. It's BYOB for now, but a liquor license is on the way. [Brownstoner]
Nearly three weeks after the devastating fire on Grand Street, beloved Vietnamese Pho Grand has reopened its doors. [Bowery Boogie]
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