Open & Closed: Say Hello to Whiskey Brooklyn, Goodbye to Mercat Negre
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week.
Rhong Tiam in the East Village has been closed now for nearly three weeks for a private party. Looks like it probably won't reopen. [EV Grieve]
Mercat Negre in Williamsburg will close September 5 and reopen a week later with a new name and concept. A new Manhattan outpost may be on the way. [Grub Street]
Rino Cerante is the fourth Danny Omari restaurant on MacDougal to close this year. Super Hotdog, Red Basket, and Food Fight also didn't make it. [Bowery Boogie]
The team behind Whiskey Town and Whiskey Tavern bring you Whiskey Brooklyn, a brown-liquor-driven bar with a 50-plus-strong international collection. [Thrillist]
The lower level of the multistory Villa Pacri has opened. Tzigan is an ornately decorated lounge that offers $500-a-month bottle storage. [UrbanDaddy]
XIX is another new swanky lounge opening in the basement of Travertine, done up in red leather couches and etched marble. [UrbanDaddy]
South Slope's Korzo gets an East Village outpost in Korzo Haus, which will specialize in Hungarian and Slovakian favorites like goulash, lángoš, and halušky. [Time Out]
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