Open & Closed: Say Hello to Osteria il Paiolo, Goodbye to Knife + Fork
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week.
Pudding Stones in the West Village has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after just four months in operation. [Crain's]
Four-year-old Knife + Fork in the East Village has shuttered, having never earned a huge following despite a cheap $45 six-course tasting menu. [I Loved New York via Eater]
Beba, the Mediterranean restaurant that opened at the doomed former FROG space on Spring Street in late April, has already closed. [Eater]
Deno's Party House, the "bikini bar" near Madison Square Garden, has closed. [EV Grieve]
Essex Ale House, which survived a short-lived closure last year, has shuttered again -- and this time, it looks permanent. [Bowery Boogie]
La Gazzetta at Villa Pacri has opened in the space that once housed Merkato 55. The kitchen is helmed by Michael Berardino, who was the chef de cuisine at Dell'Anima. [NY Times]
Harlem is getting a serious beer bar in Bier International, which will serve 20 international brews on draft and American craft labels. Complimentary snacks are on the way. [Time Out]
Williamsburg is getting a new Northern Italian in Osteria il Paiolo, with a menu by Andrea Milazzo, who hails from Genoa. [NY Times]
The new East Village bar the 13th Step is named for the term AA members use for hooking up with one's sponsor. Standard bar food complements a full bar. [Thrillist]
Aria Wine Bar is a new Italian date spot in the West Village, with a wine list of offerings made solely by lady vintners. [UrbanDaddy]
Highpoint Bistro is the first New York venture from a 23-strong restaurant group in Northern India. With a David Burke alum at the helm, it will offer an international menu. [Thrillist]
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