Food

Open and Closed: Say Hello to Pour George, Goodbye to Wall Street Burger Shoppe

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

Bravo Gianni, a go-to Midtown Northern Italian, has closed after nearly 30 years in operation due to the chef and owner, Gianni Garavelli, suffering a stroke.
[NY Times]

Cosmos Diner, which has been open in Kips Bay nearly 35 years, has been closed by the new management for renovations.
[Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]

West Village bistro Paris Commune, which dates to 1979, is also closed for renovations and won’t reopen for another two months.
[Eater]

The three-year-old Wall Street Burger Shoppe, best known for its $175 burger, has closed and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection.
[Crain’s]

Hell’s Kitchen gets an artisanal ice cream-and-cookie dough purveyor in Je & Jo. Their nine flavors include vanilla bean ice cream with chocolate chip cookie dough.
[TONY]

PizzArte will specialize in pizza and … art? The pizzaiolo is from Naples and so are other dishes like polpettine and paccheri al baccala.
[TONY]

Massachusetts import Steve’s Craft Ice Cream is coming to Midtown. It will offer locavoric treats like Hudson Valley Fresh milk, Kombucha Brooklyn, and Ovenly baked goods.
[TONY]

Josh Eden of Shorty’s .32 is the consulting chef at the gastro-sports bar Pour George. Expect dishes like cod fritters with garlic cream and a steak tartare burger.
[NY Times]

Crudo, by the team behind Candela Candela, has taken over the space vacated by Umberto’s Clam House in Little Italy.
[Eater]

The Dream Downtown Hotel’s new steakhouse, Marble Lane, is now open with Manuel Trevino, formerly of Lavo and Travertine, in the kitchen.
[Zagat Buzz]

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