Open & Closed: Say Hello to Mile End; Goodbye to Kif


The long-awaited Montreal-style deli Mile End has opened its doors in Boerum Hill. It specializes in smoked meat: “brisket cured for 10 days then smoked in-house.”
[NY Post]

The team behind Artichoke bring you This Little Piggy in the space formerly occupied by Birdies fried chicken. The specialty won’t be pork (or chicken, for that matter) but roast beef sandwiches.
[Grub Street]

The latest speakeasy to take Manhattan is Panda, on the Lower East Side. The owner of the now-defunct Passerby hopes to recreate the bar’s casual-chic atmosphere.

Kif restaurant on DeKalb in Fort Greene has been shuttered for a couple of weeks and no one is answering the phone. Neighbors fear it may be closed for good.
[Clinton Hill Blog]

Rumor has it that Greenpoint Coffee House will close on April 1. The word is that the landlord will open a new establishment in the space, probably a bar.

Rhong Tiam owner Andy Yang has moved all operations to his East Village space, formerly the inexplicable Kurve, which has now been re-branded as another Rhong Tiam.

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