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

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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. [Local East Village]

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. [Eater]

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. [Time Out]

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

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. [UrbanDaddy]

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

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

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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