Open & Closed: Say Hello to Empellón; Goodbye to Dinner at Insieme
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week.
Angelo & Maxie on Park Avenue South and its sister restaurant, Maxie's Grill, appear to be closing. According to Steve Cuozzo, the spaces will be on the market soon. [Eater]
Insieme doesn't seem to be doing too well post-Marco Canora and Paul Grieco. The Italian restaurant located in the Michelangelo Hotel is now breakfast-only. [Eater]
Vai on the Upper West Side is getting a Soho spin-off. Vai Spuntino Bar is a small wine bar serving small plates. [NY Times]
Alex Stupak, the ex-pastry chef at wd~50, introduces Empellón, a taco joint in the West Village specializing in soft corn tortillas stuffed with fish tempura, tongue and bacon, and lamb barbecue. [NY Times]
Farmers Rotisserie brings Colombian-style chicken on a spit to Hell's Kitchen, as well as arepas, cracklings, and maduros (sweet plantains). [NY Times]
Gramercy is getting a new beer bar. Taproom 307 boasts 42 taps pouring a rotating roster of craft beers served alongside an eclectic menu that includes foie gras poutine. [Thrillist]
The Mussel Pot will offer an internationally influenced menu of bivalves, alongside lobster mac 'n' cheese and fried chicken in Greenwich Village. [Thrillist]
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