cityfile · 01/11/10 07:11PM

• Roundups of new restaurants opening over the next week. [NYM, TONY]
• Photos: A peek at Wall & Water, which opens later this week in the Andaz Wall Street hotel; and pics of Choptank (formerly Bar Q), opening tonight.
• Rumor has it snooty UES restaurant/club Bruno Jamais has closed. [Eater]
• Beatrice Inn founders Paul Sevigny and Matt Abramcyk are preparing their comeback and gearing up to take on Andre Balazs' Boom Boom Room. [NYP]
• A list of the venues participating in Winter Restaurant Week. [NYCGo]
• P.J. Clarke's is preparing to expand; Vegas and DC are coming soon. [Crain's]
• A visit to all 11 of Danny Meyer's restaurants—in a single day. [WSJ]
• The Pinkberry frozen yogurt empire may be divided in two: The husband and wife who founded the 73-store-strong chain are now divorcing. [TMZ]
• The 10 best restaurants for business meetings in NYC. [BI]
• NYC's salt-loving mayor/scold-in-chief has kicked off a war on salt. [NYT]

Eating & Drinking: Monday Edition

cityfile · 05/18/09 04:50PM

Daniel Boulud unveiled his new DBGB to the press on Saturday. A menu devoted to 14 different kinds of sausage, two dozen beers on tap, and more is coming your way in early June. [Zagat, TONY, Metromix, Eater, TFB]
• A roundup of restaurants scheduled to open this week. [TONY]
• Thomas Keller confirms Jonathan Benno is parting ways with Per Se. [GS]
Danny Meyer confirms he's out of the race for Tavern on the Green. [NYO]
Robert De Niro chats about his Locanda Verde, opening this week. [NYM]
• Warren 77, the new bar/restaurant by the Beatrice Inn's Matt Abramcyk, Chris Miller, and hockey star Sean Avery opened on Friday eve. [NYO, GS]
Adam Platt gives high marks (and three stars) to Seasonal this week. [NYM]

Beatrice Inn Gets Padlocked

cityfile · 04/06/09 01:30PM

The Beatrice Inn has been shut down. Why, exactly? It could be due to overcrowding or because it didn't have an adequate number of exits. Or it could have something to do with the $23,000 that owners Paul Sevigny and Matt Abramcyk owe the city for construction violations. Or maybe it's just because it's a den of sin. In any event, Sevigny reports that he's planning a "Free the Beatrice" party at an undisclosed location on Thursday or Friday night. [NYO, BlackBook]

Sean Avery Branches Out

cityfile · 03/30/09 07:38AM

Don't expect to see Sean Avery disappear from sight anytime soon. The notoriously temperamental hockey player's stint as a Vogue intern last summer may still become the basis of a movie. (The working title is Puckface.) And he'll be adding restaurateur to his resume soon, too. He's teamed up with Beatrice Inn co-owner Matt Abramcyk and former art dealer Chris Miller to open a new restaurant and bar called Warren 77. [NYT]