Bruni to Take on Benoit; Diner Makeover in the Burg

Astoria: Aegean Cove is up and running on Steinway Street, with the former chef from Gus’ Place. [Grub Street]
Midtown West: Frank Bruni’s at bat tomorrow on Platt-bageled Benoit. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]
Murray Hill: Red Cherry frozen yogurt has opened on Fifth Avenue near 33rd Street, “just a block or two from Pinkberry, Crazy Bananas, and (soon) Red Mango.” And first word has it not as good as the veteran fro-yo players. [Eater]
Sag Harbor: Montauk may be so hot right now, but Zagat has still called out the American Hotel for both appeal and service. [Zagat]
Williamsburg: Kellogg’s has had its makeover, but will the food be better, since before it “was like the worst small-town Denny’s ever with food that was three times as expensive”? [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch]
West Village: One If by Land has submitted a recipe for sautéed gulf shrimp with hearts of palm, so it looks like they haven’t had trouble sourcing seafood after dropping purveyor Wild Edibles. [Restaurant Girl]