Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week.
Edgar’s Café on the Upper West Side has closed after some 20 years in business. A younger sister establishment nearby remains open.
Moe’s, the Fort Greene mainstay, is having its closing party this Sunday. The bar announced its shutter last year.
Weeks after the death of nightlife impresario Don Hill, his eponymous Soho club has shuttered and the building has been handed over to developers, much to the surprise of those involved.
The Leopard at Des Artistes is the new incarnation of the former Café des Artistes. Expect a southern Italian menu.
Andrew Carmellini’s long-awaited new venture, the Dutch, has finally arrived. The menu includes a raw bar, tripe simmered in beer with avocado, and rabbit pot pie.
Iacopo Falai gets into the grocery business with Bottega Falai. Look for the café’s signature bomboloni, Illy coffee, and olive oil, as well as panini and pastas.
Strip House and Michael Jordan’s Steak House alums open Gravy this weekend, serving Southern-accented dishes like crawfish gumbo fritters and black-eyed-pea hummus.
Pop Burger’s new spin-off Pop Pub is a beer hall with a selection of bar snacks, including mini burgers, mozzarella sticks, and lobster rolls.
Park Slope gets a cevicheria with Surfish Bistro, which also serves tapas like chicharrón sliders and pork tamales, and Peruvian main courses. [TONY]
two8two Burger has opened in Boerum Hill. In addition to burgers, it will offer quarter-pound hot dogs, french fries, and beer.