Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week.
The Pussycat Lounge has closed after 41 years in business in the Financial District, reportedly by the city for construction without a permit.
Select Burger in the East Village has apparently shuttered after less than one year in operation.
Elizabeth in Nolita also appears to have given up the ghost. Calls to the restaurant are going unanswered.
Tonda, the pizzeria located in the old E.U. space, has been closed of late. Reports of a $10,750-a-month lease might have something to do with it.
Le Figaro Café’s storefront, down the street from its original location, is papered up and the signage has been taken down.
The latest food truck to hit the streets is Feed Your Hole, specializing in hot dogs and burgers on bread from Arthur Avenue.
Todd English’s latest effort is Ember Room, an Asian-accented barbecue joint in collaboration with Ian Chalermkittichai, formerly of Kittichai.
Brio Flatiron is the downtown outpost of the popular Upper East Side Italian trattoria. It’s still awaiting a liquor license.
O Café in the West Village promises direct-trade Brazilian beans, pour-over drinks, espresso, Brazilian pastries, and chocolate bars.
Malaparte is the latest from the team behind Malatesta. Expect Emilia-Romagna specialties, like seafood and white pizza.
Mable’s Smokehouse and Banquet Hall brings more Southern comfort food to Williamsburg, with a menu of pulled pork and chopped beef brisket sandwiches.