After declaring bankruptcy last year, Olana has finally closed. A staff member says the restaurant rallied, but could not negotiate an affordable enough rent with the landlord.
Argo Tea Cafe has opened in Chelsea, serving more than 30 loose-leaf teas, as well as Fairtrade coffee and a menu of small food items.
Mode Bistro has opened in the space formerly occupied by Noodle Studio in Williamsburg. Chef Jenni Brooks will turn out American and French staples.
The space that once housed Olive Vine Cafe in Cobble Hill is now home to Palmyra, a new Syrian restaurant opened by former soccer player Jouhan Daod.
Tre Otte has opened on the Upper East Side with Chef Salvatore Fraterrigo at the helm. Owners Louis and Lauren Cangiano own Cangiano, a huge market on Staten Island.
The newest addition to Michael Hyunh’s empire is Eastern Alley, a pan-Asian spot serving small plates like pho summer rolls and larger plates like soy-braised oxtails.
K! pizzacone brings you, well, pizza in cone form. Flavors include four cheese, vegetarian, BBQ chicken, and even, lamentably, a scrambled egg-and-ham breakfast cone.