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. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know.
Midtown East is getting a new northern Italian. Carastina's menu will feature chilled lobster salad and roasted branzino.
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.
The Earl of Sandwich outpost in Midtown features the chain's signatures, like the Original 1762 (roast beef, cheddar, horseradish sauce).
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.
Williamsburg welcomes the Saint Austere, specializing in European small-production wines and artisanal beers, as well as "refined" small plates. [TONY]
Schlitzes and PBRs will flow freely at Sigma Burger Pie, along with pub grub, like burgers, pizza, and wings.