East Dumpling House has opened at the corner of 106th Street and Broadway, specializing in “dumplings, noodles, buns, and scallion pancakes.”
A restaurant not sounding Italian at all, Organika, has opened in Greenwich Village, serving bruschettas, pizzas, panini, and pastas, which employ local, sustainable, and artisanal ingredients.
Kuma Inn chef-owner King Phojanakong is opening a Brooklyn branch of his Filipino tapas restaurant. Umi Nom means “to drink,” and will feature a selection of sakes once the liquor license clears.
The taco joint by Andrew Tarlow and Mark Firth of Diner/Marlow & Sons fame, Bonita, is set to close August 15 due in large part to problems they had with the landlord, including never being able to secure a full liquor license.
The W New York “The Court” hotel’s restaurant, Icon, closed last week due to a lack of business. The hotel is retaining chef Michael Wurster, and may reopen the space as another restaurant.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 24, 2009