Open & Closed: Say Hello to Ça Va, Goodbye to Ennio & Michael


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

JC Hibachi on Orchard Street looks shuttered, which might have something to do with the fact that Community Board 3 denied its application for a wine and beer license.
[Bowery Boogie]

Italian restaurant Beppe is closing at the end of the month. Stratis Morfogen, the owner of Philippe, has taken over the lease and will reopen as a different Italian restaurant.
[Grub Street]

A $200,000 debt is forcing Ennio & Michael to close its doors after 32 years in operation in Greenwich Village.
[Diner’s Journal]

Todd English’s latest venture is Ça Va in the InterContinental Times Square hotel. Chef de cuisine Victor LaPlaca will turn out mostly French standards.
[NY Times]

Pizzeria Olio Pizza e Più has opened in the West Village with award-winning pizzaiolo Giulio Adriani at the helm. Dushan Zaric of Employees Only designed the cocktail list.
[Time Out]

Honeychiles’ is a new Cajun in Williamsburg, located in the dive bar the Charleston. The menu includes smoked-cheddar-and-green-onion hush puppies and a variety of po’boys.
[Time Out]

Laurent Tourondel’s latest, BLT Bar & Grill, will serve a balsamic-onion-and-mushroom-topped Shaft’s Blue Burger and a grilled cheese with double-smoked bacon.

Beny’s Delice is a new French bakery in Clinton Hill. Chef-owner David Benizeri did a stint in the kitchen at Ten Bells before deciding to open his own space.
[Grub Street]

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