Washington Market Tavern: A Restaurant Four Generations in the Making

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A selection of Chef Aksel Theilkuhl's dishes at the brand new Washington Market Tavern

Though Washington Market Tavern (41 Murray Street; 646-964-4860) is not even two weeks old, its relationship to Tribeca goes back decades -- and not just because it's located in a landmark building. Owner Eric Schwimmer's great grandfather and grandfather operated a stall in the old Washington Market, a burgeoning scene of commerce that represented the largest fruit and produce exchange in America during the 1940s. In 1977, Schwimmer's family opened local bar and grill Mudville 9. That makes Schwimmer a fourth generation Tribecan.

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January's Openings and Closings

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In New York City, only the strong restaurants survive. Or the ones with amazing food, cult followings, lots of great press, and a whole slew of other factors. For those keeping tabs, here's a list of restaurants that opened and closed in January.

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Yo Yo, Where Did You Go Go?

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This hoard of meat and fritters sets you back only $7.


For 15 years, one of my favorite Brooklyn restaurants was Yo Yo Fritaille, a Haitian spot on Nostrand Avenue somewhere south of Church. "Restaurant" is a bit of an exaggeration: The place consisted of a single large drafty room that looked like it might have been a dozen other things in the preceding 50 years. At the end was a steam table, and an old woman with a head scarf stood behind it. To say she was skeptical of me even being in the restaurant was an understatement, and I felt like I had to win her over every time I went.


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December's Openings and Closings

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In New York City, only the strong restaurants survive. Or the ones with amazing food, cult followings, lots of great press, and a whole slew of other factors. For those keeping tabs, here's a list of restaurants that opened and closed in December.

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November's Openings and Closings

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The shark-infested waters of New York City's restaurant industry are not for the faint of heart. In case you're into keeping tabs, here is a list of those who took the leap and opened new establishments and those who were forced to bow out this month.

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Restaurant Openings and Closings in August

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In case you're into keeping tabs, here's a list of this month's openings and closings.


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July's Openings and Closings

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The shark-infested waters of New York City's restaurant industry are not for the faint of heart. In case you're into keeping tabs, here is a list of those who took the leap and opened new establishments and those who were forced to bow out this month.

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March's Openings and Closings

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The shark-infested waters of New York City's restaurant industry are not for the faint of heart. In case you're into keeping tabs, here is a list of those who took the leap and opened new establishments and those who were forced to bow out this month.

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Restaurant Roll Call: February's 22 Restaurant Openings and 13 Closings

The shark-infested waters of New York City's restaurant industry are
not for the faint of heart. In case you're into keeping tabs, here is a
list of those who took the leap and opened new establishments and those
who were forced to bow out this month.


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December's Openings and Closings

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The shark-infested waters of New York City's restaurant industry are not for the faint of heart. In case you're into keeping tabs, here is a list of those who took the leap and opened new establishments and those who were forced to bow out this month.

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