Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week.
Apparently, a new Red Mango is going up at 145 Allen Street, which means that the bodega Mi Pueblo Deli and Grocery is most likely closing.
It’s also curtains for Lulu & Mooky’s at 129 Allen Street. The year-old molecular ice cream joint has shuttered, and it looks like a new tenant might already be moving in.
The ever-busy Eric Hara has soft-opened Dekko Café in Astoria, serving up crispy organic chicken and short-rib ravioli with mascarpone, alongside signature cocktails.
Lowcountry has made its debut in the space the owners first christened Bar Blanc. Will Sullivan is at the helm, turning out Southern-accented fare with bourbon-fueled drinks.
Gabriel Stulman has debuted Jeffrey’s, a market and lunch counter offering East and West Coast oysters, simple sandwiches, and salads.
Jehangir Mehta’s latest effort, Metaphor, is bringing more pan-Asian fare to Tribeca, such as an Indian burger, and banana-leaf-wrapped cod with coconut-mint Thai basil chutney.
City Sandwich’s menu includes sammies stuffed with prosciutto, mozzarella, and peppers; Portuguese vinegar sausage with collards; and morcela.
Forty-Four has opened in the Royalton’s lobby, serving cocktails from an elite group of bartenders from around the country aptly called the Cocktail Collective.
Baorrito is the latest from Michael Hyunh, an Asian taco concept featuring items like the bibim Bao: bulgogi, kimchi, and fried quail egg in a hard taco shell.