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Open & Closed: Say Hello to Danji; Goodbye to Benito’s One Restaurant

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

Benito’s One Restaurant has been evicted from its Little Italy space and has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, with some $481,000 in liabilities.
[Crain’s]

La Bonne Bouffe in the East Village has given up the ghost. The space is on the market for $4,400 per month.
[EV Grieve]

After less than a year in operation, dumpling and tea house Canteen 82 has already shuttered on the Upper West Side.
[Eater]

Hawaiian Tropic Zone in Times Square is no more, nearly two years after it downsized, moving all operations to the second floor of its two-story space.
[Zagat Buzz]

Marcus Samuelsson’s looooong-awaited Red Rooster Harlem is finally making its debut. Expect high-end takes on soul food like fried chicken and lobster mac and cheese.
[NY Times]

Grimaldi’s at Limelight Marketplace will serve coal-fired brick-oven pizzas as at the original in Brooklyn, hopefully minus the hour-long wait.
[TONY]

Imperial Tavern is a new dive bar on the Lower East Side offering $3 imperial pints, pulled pork sliders, smoked chicken wings, and a bacon cheeseburger with doughnuts for buns. [TONY]

Luke’s Lobster’s third location has arrived on the Upper West Side. The menu is the same as the original, plus bread-bowl soups.
[TONY]

The latest Korean chicken joint is Patate Fellow on the Lower East Side. The chicken comes with fries served with four kinds of mayo: curry, basil, yuzu, or spicy gochujang.
[TONY]

Looks like futuristic build-your-own-burger places are becoming a thing. The latest is the Counter in Midtown.
[UrbanDaddy]

Hell’s Kitchen is getting a new Korean of its own. Danji will turn out bulgogi beef sliders and kimchi bacon fried “paella” alongside signature cocktails.
[Thrillist]

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