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Recette Replaces Jarnac in January; Indian Food for Park Slope

Fort Greene: Kim Severson needs help locating a man known as “WC” who sells vegetables and ham hocks out of the back of a truck so locals can make traditional southern New Year’s dishes. [Local/NYT]
Nolita: Asian-fusion corner spot Kitchen Club will close after its twentieth anniversary on New Year’s Eve. [Insatiable Critic]
Park Slope: Balaka opened last week at 522 Sixth Avenue, and will hopefully put an end to the dearth of good Indian options in the area. We would like to note that Williamsburg also needs better Indian food. [Fork in the Road/VV]
Upper West Side: The Broadway location of Mamá Mexico filed for bankruptcy protection on Christmas Eve, and cited the recession as the cause of decreased sales. [Crain’s]
South Street Seaport: December 24 proved a popular date for filing for bankruptcy. While closed for a year, Father’s Fish Co. could not secure a buyer for its stall at the Fulton Fish Market and stacked up more than 50 creditors, and liabilities topping $2.2 million. [Crain's]
West Village: Gordon Ramsay alum and former private-dining chef Jesse Schenker opens Recette next month. [Feed/TONY]
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