Open & Closed: Say Hello to Coppelia; Goodbye to TienGarden


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

TienGarden, the vegan restaurant beneath the Bikram yoga studio on the Lower East Side, is closing its doors after 16 years in business.
[Low Down NY]

Sora Lella, the New York outpost of a Roman favorite, was not able to survive. The place has closed and the phone is disconnected.
[Grub Street]

Temptations, a West Indian restaurant-cum-club in Flatbush, has had its liquor license revoked due to “mayhem” and violence at all-night parties.
[Grub Street]

Buona Sera has shuttered and the unhappy word its that Caliente Cab Company might take over the space.

Mamá Rosa Latin Bistro in Park Slope appears to be no longer, after just seven months in business.
[Zagat Buzz]

In one of the shortest restaurant life spans ever, Ten Ten has closed after about three months into its healthy Asian concept.
[PX This]

Mara’s Homemade, the East Village Cajun, is closing at the end of April after losing its lease and its owners realizing they won’t be able to relocate.

Caffe Muzio is a new Italian restaurant that has opened in the Choptank space, serving affordable small plates like blood sausage, chicken liver mousse, and razor clams.

My Maki is a new nontraditional sushi joint that looks like a Jamba Juice where you can make your own hand roll with Doritos and edamame jalapeño sauce.

Queens Comfort brings Southern-style sandwiches to Astoria, with a menu of pulled pork, skillet fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, and honey-glazed pork belly.
[NY Times]

Brooklyn Heights is getting more seasonal New American with Seasons. Dishes include ricotta soup with tomato granite and truffle-risotto cake. [Grub Street]

Island Thyme Café comes to Crown Heights, offering a menu of eclectic West Indian dishes, such as pan-fried chicken cooked in Red Stripe beer and Rasta Pasta.
[Nostrand Park]

Guilty Goose, located in a Chelsea inn, turns out New American brasserie fare, like a Black Forest ham, porchetta, and pork belly sandwich and a three-patty burger on a pretzel roll.

Toloache and Yerba Buena’s Julian Medina is opening Coppelia, a Cuban-inspired diner offering breakfast, empanadas, chicken chicharrons, and spicy chocolate-glazed wings.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 1, 2011

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