Open & Closed: Say Hello to Fedora; Goodbye to Victory Café
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week.
Gonzalez y Gonzalez, a lively Mexican joint near Broadway and Houston, is shuttering after 22 years in business. [Paper]
The West Village beer and burger spot the Stoned Crow has also closed, due to a rent hike, after 17 years in operation. [Grub Street]
Patty & Bun, a/k/a P&B, in Greenwich Village, one of the many hyped burger openings of the last year, is already calling it quits. [Grub Street]
East Side Social Club, the Midtown venture by the team behind Employees Only and Macao Trading Co., didn't make it much past a year in business. [Grub Street]
Victory Café, the beloved hole-in-the-wall coffee shop in Boerum Hill, is being forced to vacate the premises following a battle with the landlord. [NY Times/City Room]
Fedora, the latest venture by Gabriel Stulman, is opening in the storied address it's named for, with Montreal transplant Mehdi Brunet-Benkritly at the helm. [NY Times]
The original Casabel Taqueria has been transformed into Mahjong Dumpling, offering ratatouille, chorizo and egg, fried Maryland crab, and other Asian dumplings. [NY Times]
Tuffet has arrived in Williamsburg, specializing in a rotating menu of 15 cheeses, cured and cooked meats, salads, and a full bar with wine on tap. [Eater]
Colonie is a new seasonal American restaurant in Brooklyn Heights, headed by alums of Public. Expect charcuterie, raw oysters, and more elaborate dishes like rabbit lasagna. [TONY]
East Harlem's Joy Burger Bar gets a Greenwich Village outpost. Look for its signature house sauces, like chimichurri, spicy mango chutney, and pesto. [TONY]
The folks behind Le Barricou have opened Maison Premiere, a New Orleans-themed oyster bar with some 20 varieties of bivalves from both coasts on the menu. [TONY]
The husband-and-wife team behind Candela and Irving Mill are opening Follia in Gramercy, an osteria and candlelit enoteca cheffed by Mercedes Bautista. [Grub Street]
Spasso, the latest by restaurateur Bobby Werhane, has taken over the space once occupied by Alfama. Lupa and Convivio alum Craig Wallen heads up the kitchen. [Eater]
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