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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 Café 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 Castle’s 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 Bay–themed fish shack called Choptank at 308–310 Bleecker Street on Monday. [UrbanDaddy]
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