Open and Closed: Say Hello to Neely's, Goodbye to Rockography
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week.
The extremely short-lived C Café is also a goner, having lasted little more than two months.
The Meatball Shop's Williamsburg outpost has finally arrived. As at the Lower East Side original, expect fleshy orbs and ice cream sandwiches ... plus booze!
Park Slope gets a new Frenchified café. Couleur Café will serve croissants and brioche, as well as niçoise salad and quiche.
Sa Aming Nayon brings Filipino cuisine back the East Village. Dishes include the peanut-oxtail stew kare kare and pata, a deep-fried pork leg with pickled papaya.
Swissmaker has moved into the old Teriyaki Boy space on Seventh Avenue, between 48th and 49th streets, specializing in pretzels, sandwiches, and sweets.
After about a year in business, the Mexicue truck has opened a brick-and-mortar location. And there are already plans for a Lower East Side location later this summer.
Hachi is a new Asian-fusion-slash-sushi bar on the Lower East Side. The name means "eight" in Japanese, a lucky number.
Kulushkät is bringing good falafel to Park Slope. The menu also includes chicken schnitzel, Israeli salad, and spinach or potato pastries.
Kips Bay is getting in on the Mexi-Korean craze with KalBQ. Expect customizable bibimbap and Korean tacos.
George Rallis and Gary Anza of Hell Gate Social and Bistro 33 in Astoria have debuted William Hallet, an American bistro with a "Southern-comfort slant."
Neely's Barbecue Parlor, from the Food Network's Pat and Gina Neely, has finally arrived. Look for Pulled Pork Hushpuppies, Green Tomato Sangria, and "Blue Ribbon" Chicken.
Prospect Heights is now home to a DIY brewery-slash-beer garden. Bitter & Esters lets you make beer on the premises.
Have a restaurant tip or other food news? Send it to email@example.com.
And follow us on Twitter: @ForkintheRoadVV.