Open and Closed: Say Hello to The Lot on Tap, Goodbye to Café Charbon


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

New Roma Pizza on the Lower East Side has been closed since Memorial Day and will not reopen.
[Bowery Boogie]

The New York Film Academy Café will close its doors on June 30, as the building that houses it will be torn down.
[NY Times]

The Orchard on the Lower East Side has been closed since last week. The owners say it may reopen after the summer as is, or with a new concept.

Café Charbon on the Lower East Side has also shuttered. The team behind the Stumble Inn, Off the Wagon, Down the Hatch, and the 13th Step is turning it into a sports bar.
[EV Grieve]

Sensebowl appears to have given up the ghost after just three months in business. To make matters worse, employees are claiming wages weren’t paid.
[Midtown Lunch]

Do or Dine is new in Bed-Stuy. Front-of-the-house alums from the Modern are offering quirky dishes like whole fried fish with chips, and lamb breast with potsticker nachos.
[NY Times]

Smashburger is bringing its first New York location to Fort Greene. Smashed burgers come with toppings like applewood-smoked bacon, fried eggs, and thin crispy onions.

The owners of Long Tan in Park Slope have transformed the Thai restaurant into Blueprint, a cocktail bar serving small plates.

The Lot on Tap is this week’s big beer-garden launch. High Line strollers will be able to stop into this 350-seater for craft beer and fare from some of the city’s favorite food trucks.

Salinas is bringing more tapas to Chelsea. Dishes include crispy quail wrapped with bacon and seasonal paellas.

Hamptons chef Tim Bando debuts Tremont, his first Manhattan spot, in the West Village. Expect a menu of light fish dishes and salads.

Rockaway Beach continues its transformation into foodie heaven with Thai Rock, turning out staples like pork toast, massaman curry, and dumplings.
[Grub Street]


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