Open and Closed: Say Hello to Crown, Goodbye to Shorty’s .32


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

Josh Eden’s Shorty’s .32 has closed. A source says the space is turning into “some sort of lounge-slash-bar.” [Grub Street]

Midtown East is getting a new northern Italian. Carastina’s menu will feature chilled lobster salad and roasted branzino. [Time Out]

John DeLucie’s new venture, Crown, is ready to open on the Upper East Side, helmed by ex-Gotham Bar and Grill chef Jason Hall and former Alto pastry chef Heather Bertinetti. [Time Out]

The Earl of Sandwich outpost in Midtown features the chain’s signatures, like the Original 1762 (roast beef, cheddar, horseradish sauce). [Midtown Lunch]

A new location of Vai has opened on the Upper West Side with a “contemporary Mediterranean” menu. [Eater]

Brooklyn Stable is the latest new neighborhood bar in Williamsburg. In addition to beer on tap and small bites, there are flat-screens, an enclosed patio, and live music. [Eater]

Nobu alum Akiko Thurnauer has opened Family Recipe, a Japanese-fusion spot on the Lower East Side. Expect dishes like miso-marinated egg yolk and green-pea tofu. [Time Out]

The team behind Abe & Arthur’s is launching Lexington Brass, in Midtown, a seasonal American bistro with both wine and beer on tap, and serving breakfast through dinner. [Time Out]

Pane Panelle is a new Sicilian-accented sandwich shop by Stuzzicheria’s Paul Di Bari, in Tribeca. The menu includes a chickpea-flour-fritter sandwich, meatball hero, and muffuletta. [Grub Street]

Williamsburg welcomes the Saint Austere, specializing in European small-production wines and artisanal beers, as well as “refined” small plates. [Time Out]

Schlitzes and PBRs will flow freely at Sigma Burger Pie, along with pub grub, like burgers, pizza, and wings. [Time Out]