Open and Closed: Say Hello to Neely's, Goodbye to Rockography
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week.
The extremely short-lived C Café is also a goner, having lasted little more than two months. [EV Grieve]
The Meatball Shop's Williamsburg outpost has finally arrived. As at the Lower East Side original, expect fleshy orbs and ice cream sandwiches ... plus booze! [TONY]
Park Slope gets a new Frenchified café. Couleur Café will serve croissants and brioche, as well as niçoise salad and quiche. [TONY]
Sa Aming Nayon brings Filipino cuisine back the East Village. Dishes include the peanut-oxtail stew kare kare and pata, a deep-fried pork leg with pickled papaya. [TONY]
Swissmaker has moved into the old Teriyaki Boy space on Seventh Avenue, between 48th and 49th streets, specializing in pretzels, sandwiches, and sweets. [Midtown Lunch]
After about a year in business, the Mexicue truck has opened a brick-and-mortar location. And there are already plans for a Lower East Side location later this summer. [Grub Street]
Hachi is a new Asian-fusion-slash-sushi bar on the Lower East Side. The name means "eight" in Japanese, a lucky number. [NY Times]
Kulushkät is bringing good falafel to Park Slope. The menu also includes chicken schnitzel, Israeli salad, and spinach or potato pastries. [NY Times]
Kips Bay is getting in on the Mexi-Korean craze with KalBQ. Expect customizable bibimbap and Korean tacos. [Eater]
George Rallis and Gary Anza of Hell Gate Social and Bistro 33 in Astoria have debuted William Hallet, an American bistro with a "Southern-comfort slant." [Eater]
Neely's Barbecue Parlor, from the Food Network's Pat and Gina Neely, has finally arrived. Look for Pulled Pork Hushpuppies, Green Tomato Sangria, and "Blue Ribbon" Chicken. [UrbanDaddy]
Prospect Heights is now home to a DIY brewery-slash-beer garden. Bitter & Esters lets you make beer on the premises. [Thrillst]
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