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Open & Closed: Say Hello to Osteria il Paiolo, Goodbye to Knife + Fork

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Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week.

Pudding Stones in the West Village has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after just four months in operation.
[Crain’s]

Four-year-old Knife + Fork in the East Village has shuttered, having never earned a huge following despite a cheap $45 six-course tasting menu.
[I Loved New York via Eater]

Beba, the Mediterranean restaurant that opened at the doomed former FROG space on Spring Street in late April, has already closed.
[Eater]

Deno’s Party House, the “bikini bar” near Madison Square Garden, has closed.
[EV Grieve]

Essex Ale House, which survived a short-lived closure last year, has shuttered again — and this time, it looks permanent.
[Bowery Boogie]

La Gazzetta at Villa Pacri has opened in the space that once housed Merkato 55. The kitchen is helmed by Michael Berardino, who was the chef de cuisine at Dell’Anima.
[NY Times]

Harlem is getting a serious beer bar in Bier International, which will serve 20 international brews on draft and American craft labels. Complimentary snacks are on the way.
[Time Out]

Williamsburg is getting a new Northern Italian in Osteria il Paiolo, with a menu by Andrea Milazzo, who hails from Genoa.
[NY Times]

The new East Village bar the 13th Step is named for the term AA members use for hooking up with one’s sponsor. Standard bar food complements a full bar.
[Thrillist]

Aria Wine Bar is a new Italian date spot in the West Village, with a wine list of offerings made solely by lady vintners.
[UrbanDaddy]

Highpoint Bistro is the first New York venture from a 23-strong restaurant group in Northern India. With a David Burke alum at the helm, it will offer an international menu.
[Thrillist]


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