Food

Open & Closed: Say Hello to Brats, Goodbye to Aces & Eights

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

Aces & Eights, which was closed by the DOH a week ago, will reopen with a different name and image. The bar is running a competition for new name suggestions.
[EV Grieve]

Rapha Cycle Club’s pop-up café, serving Third Rail Coffee and Stumptown, is about to close.
[Bowery Boogie]

La Vineria in Hell’s Kitchen might be done for. The place has been closed since August and now the windows have been papered over.
[Zagat Buzz]

Barosa, a red-sauce Italian joint across the street from Motorino, has shuttered, probably because of the tough competition in the neighborhood.
[Eater]

The Hurricane Club is bringing the tiki trend to Park Avenue. The cocktails are numbered, the snacks pupu, and the rum dispensed by fountain.
[DailyCandy]

Not to be confused with Billy Hurricane’s, located upstairs from the new Idle Hands, a New Orleans-themed bar serving wings, po’ boys, and andouille burgers.
[Thrillist]

Idle Hands, by the way, is a new beer and bourbon rock bar in Alphabet City boasting 100-plus whiskeys (70 of which are bourbon), 60 microbrews, and about 50,000 tracks.
[Thrillist]

Chelsea is getting an Austrian brat bar just in time for Oktoberfest. Daniel Angerer’s Brats will feature homemade sausages of Mangalitsa pig, duck, and shrimp.
[UrbanDaddy]

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