Open & Closed: Say Hello to Robataya NY, Bierkraft

From the folks behind Sakagura and Curry-ya comes Robataya NY, an East Village robata grill and izakaya. Sake, shochu, and beer will be served upon liquor board approval. [TONY]

New York institution San Domenico has relocated and reopened under the new moniker SD26. The new space overlooks Madison Square Park and is cheffed by Odette Fada. [TONY]

Smith Street Thai, Ghang, has a new location on Court Street in the space formerly occupied by Miriam. Unlike the original location, the new one is not BYOB. [Brownstoner]

The first Midtown location of the falafel chain Maoz has opened in the old Sahara Grill space. The menu features whole or half falafels with self-serve toppings from the salad bar. [Midtown Lunch]

Mercat has opened Brooklyn outpost, Mercat Negre, focusing on food from Catalan (where chef-partner, Oriol Sala Colomer, is from). Expect empanadas, croquettes, and rice dishes. [NY Times]

Bierkraft, the beer and fancy food emporium by Richard Scholz located in Park Slope, is now open. In addition to bottles, 64-ounce growlers are available. [NY Times]

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