Open & Closed: Say Hello to Feed Your Hole; Goodbye to The Pussycat Lounge


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. [Grub Street]

Select Burger in the East Village has apparently shuttered after less than one year in operation. [EV Grieve]

Elizabeth in Nolita also appears to have given up the ghost. Calls to the restaurant are going unanswered. [Chowhound]

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. [EV Grieve]

Le Figaro Café’s storefront, down the street from its original location, is papered up and the signage has been taken down. [Zagat Buzz]

The latest food truck to hit the streets is Feed Your Hole, specializing in hot dogs and burgers on bread from Arthur Avenue. [Midtown Lunch]

Todd English’s latest effort is Ember Room, an Asian-accented barbecue joint in collaboration with Ian Chalermkittichai, formerly of Kittichai. [Time Out]

Brio Flatiron is the downtown outpost of the popular Upper East Side Italian trattoria. It’s still awaiting a liquor license. [Time Out]

O Café in the West Village promises direct-trade Brazilian beans, pour-over drinks, espresso, Brazilian pastries, and chocolate bars. [Time Out]

Malaparte is the latest from the team behind Malatesta. Expect Emilia-Romagna specialties, like seafood and white pizza. [NY Times]

Mable’s Smokehouse and Banquet Hall brings more Southern comfort food to Williamsburg, with a menu of pulled pork and chopped beef brisket sandwiches. [Thrillist]

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 28, 2011

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