Food Vendors Back at South Street Seaport; First Word on 5 Napkin Burger

Astoria: Despite its annoying name, Rést-âü-Ránt, at 35th Avenue and 30th Street, is a very pleasant spot to sip wine and eat cheese, especially when it opens the front wall to the sidewalk. [Joey in Astoria]
Clinton Hill: Grand 275 is rumored to be closing, but hopefully it’s because the owners just want to do something new in the same space. [Clinton Hill Blog]
Flatiron: Swirl Events is hosting a class on July 9 at 16 West 23rd Street that aims to help you decipher a wine list and pick cheap-but-quaffable bottles. [Swirl Events]
Hell’s Kitchen: Initial impressions of 5 Napkin Burger: It’s already packed, and the namesake dish is a “snakejaw” burger. According to Ed Levine, it’s “so thick you need a snake’s hinged jaw to get your mouth around it.” [A Hamburger Today]
Long Island City: Cafe Henri makes its own pretzel croissants, but no word on how they compare to City Bakery’s or the other pretzels popping up around town. [Foodista]
Murray Hill: After 50 years open, Nicola Paone is closing for good. [Crain’s]
South Street Seaport: New Amsterdam Public Market is open this Sunday from 11 a.m.–4 p.m., and there’ll be lots of yummy stands to shop at once again, including nonprofit dairy cooperative Hudson Valley Fresh, whose reps will offer a milk tasting. [Grub Street]