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Barney Greengrass Slashes Prices; Kuma Inn Coming to Fort Greene

East Village: Back Forty served a "lightly sweet strawberry Red and Black tequila cocktail with a black-pepper-and-sugar rim" at the James Beard Awards, and it was a hit. [Mouthing Off/Food & Wine]
Fort Greene: King Phojanakong of Kuma Inn is on a roll: First Talay this summer, and now he plans to open a second Kuma Inn on Myrtle Avenue this fall. [NYS]
Midtown West: If chef Waldy Malouf had to pick one dish he always enjoys at Beacon, "it would be wood-roasted oysters, because they are unique, light, flavorful, and taste great." [Restaurant Girl]
South Harlem: An outlet of the chain Ottomanelli will bring Italian food to Fifth Avenue at 111th Street. [NYP via Uptown Flavor]
Upper West Side: Barney Greengrass is now 100 years old, so they're selling food today at 1908 prices. Borscht is 50 cents, and a meal of "Nova Scotia salmon and sturgeon on a bagel, plus orange juice and coffee, came to a whopping $3.25." [TONY]
Williamsburg: A painfully hip doughnut shop planned for the hood is looking for a managing partner. [Eater]
West Village: Maybe it's to offset guilt over his beautifully scathing review of Ago this morning, but Bruni has blogged about Dell'Anima and how it's now better than he once noted. [Diner's Journal/NYT]

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