West Village Welcomes New Fish Shack; Frank Alums Expand to Fort Greene


Astoria: Mundo will close on Wednesdays in the New Year. Their website explains via this message: They lied hard work has killed lots of people. [Joey in Astoria]

Brooklyn Heights: Henry Street's Le Petit Marche is closing. [Brooklyn Paper]

Fort Greene: A couple who met while working at Frank will open an Italian restaurant named Dino in the former LouLou space. [Local/NYT]

Park Slope: A new coffee shop called Caf 474 opened on Fourth Avenue near 10th Street with snacks from Blue Sky Bakery and Little Buddy Biscuit Company. [Brownstoner]

Williamsburg: Robert Sietsema reviews White Castles new pulled-pork sliders: The taste of the meat is sickeningly sweet, and one wishes that the meat had simply been put on the sandwich with no sauce. [Fork in the Road/VV]

Upper East Side: Cascabel launches brunch the weekend of January 16, with a tostada bar, tamales, and Mexican-style eggs. [Grub Street]

West Village: Maryland natives are opening a Chesapeake Baythemed fish shack called Choptank at 308310 Bleecker Street on Monday. [UrbanDaddy]