Say Hello to Red Betty’s; Goodbye to Blarney Stone


The owners of Westside Market have opened Vareli, a Mediterranean restaurant and wine bar in Morningside Heights. Expect Italian-flavored small plates, panini, and lotsa wine. [TONY]

Red Betty’s has opened in the space formerly known as Boucarou, featuring a retractable-roofed husk, red banquettes, and red curtains. The menu is Franco-Senegalese. [Thrillist]

A new upscale Thai restaurant in the West Village will specialize in street food-style dishes. Betel will also serve a selection of signature craft cocktails. [UrbanDaddy]

The Collective has arrived in the Meatpacking district. Covered in art, it serves chicken and waffles, blue cheese Tater Tots, and disco fries well into the wee hours. [UrbanDaddy]

Mustang Cafe brings more generic deli food to Midtown. The menu features what you’d expect: salads, sandwiches, Tex Mex, udon, and teriyaki. [Eating in Translation via Midtown Lunch]

Blarney Stone on Fulton Street has been shuttered yet again (it closed last year for “renovations”) and looks like it won’t reopen. The reason cited was trouble with the law. [Eater]

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