The John Dory Owes $75,000; Café des Artistes Files for Bankcruptcy


Chelsea: The landlord for the John Dory space wants backers Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich to pay $75,000 to cover rent through the end of the lease. [Eater]
Mayahuel celebrates Mexican Independence Day on September 16 with a $75 reservations-required four-course prix fixe with cocktails. Sample pairing: spice-rubbed suckling pig with Hidalgo’s Confession (jalapeño-infused tequila, pomegranate syrup, lime, and bitters over crushed ice). [Grub Street]
Flatiron: A restaurant called Sagaponack opened for lunch today, boasting Hamptons-style food like lobster rolls. [Mad Park News]
Soho: Yerba Buena chef Julian Medina and Top Chef Vegas contestant Hector Santiago will prepare South American food for Culintro’s next industry-networking event on Monday in the Bulthaup Showroom, at 578 Broadway. Grub Street readers get 10 percent off the $50 ticket price. [Culintro]
Upper West Side: Shuttered Café des Artistes has filed for bankruptcy, citing $494,657 in debts. [Bloomberg]