Open & Closed: Say Hello to 57 Napoli Pizza e Vino; Goodbye to Seppi’s


Restaurants, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and taking their leaves this week.

Barocco Cafe in Chelsea, once run by the restaurateur behind the wine bars Bottino and Zampa, has been shuttered for weeks and is now being gutted.
[Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]

Seppi’s in Le Parker Meridien Hotel quietly closed three weeks ago. A spokeswoman said several options for the space are being considered.

Pizzaiolo Salvatore Olivella, formerly of L’Asso, has opened 57 Napoli Pizza e Vino, where he’ll turn out his famed round and skateboard-shaped pies, as well as his Nutella pie.

Little Skips will bring Counter Culture coffee, “Bushwick Egg Creams,” and whimsical sandwiches to Bushwick, and will double as an art and music venue.

The team behind West Village mainstay Turks & Frogs has a new wine bar: The Drunken Horse. The list is close to 50 bottles strong, with almost half available by the glass.

ABC Kitchen is the second restaurant helmed by Jean Georges Vongerichten to open in two weeks. The angle is green, as in organic, local, and sustainable.
[NY Times]

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