Open & Closed: Say Hello to By the Ounce; Goodbye to Zoe
Bouley Bakery now has a wine bar. By the Ounce serves wines, well, by the ounce, as well as snacks by Chef Shea Gallante, like charcuterie, cheese, and caviar, also sold by the ounce.
A new taqueria on Avenue A has a Mexican wrestler theme. La Lucha serves Mexico City-style tacos, which means no guacamole, no sides of rice and beans, and no burritos.
The West Village outpost of Cafe Gitane has opened in the Jane Hotel. For now, it's serving breakfast, but expect a full dinner service next week. The menu is the same as the original's.
The Marlow & Sons team has opened Roman in the the old Bonita space. Roman will feature a farm-to-table New American menu modeled after traditional Italian dining.
John Dempsey and Maren Powell of Vynl and El Centro have launched MXco on the Upper East Side. Graffiti, upmarket tacos, and margaritas make up the menu.
Stephen and Thalia Loffredo's baby, Zoe, in SoHo, is closing its doors after nearly 18 years in business. Neighborhood change was cited as the main reason.
[NY Times/Diner's Journal]