Su Casa, a Mayan-inspired speakeasy above Qdoba in the West Village, is opening next week. The bar will serve signature cocktails and food from Qdoba, and is backed by David Howell from Suede and Libation and Deena Sayers from Surf Lodge.
Le Souk is getting a sister location in the form of Le Souk Harem on LaGuardia Place. Like the original, it will offer hookahs and a loungey/clubby atmosphere. Interestingly, Doug Psaltis consulted on the menu, and Allen Katz designed the cocktail list.
The fire that closed newcomer Comida Mercado Fresco back in July was not, it was hoped, supposed to close the restaurant for good. Alas, Comida is not coming back, after all.
Old-school Italian mainstay Giambelli 50th Ristorante has shuttered. Apparently, the MTA seized the property under eminent domain for an upcoming construction project.
The 3,000-square foot Green Canteen has closed its doors after just five months in operation. The restaurant’s website cites “economic reasons.”