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Le Pain Quotidien Expands to Battery Park; T Poutine Closes

Battery Park: Le Pain Quotidien plans to open on the ground floor of the ecofriendly Riverhouse on July 4. [Eater NY]
Greenpoint: Carmine's II is set to open May 17 at 436 Union Avenue. [Greenpointers]
The former River Barrel Café has been transformed into Mrs. Kim's, a restaurant specializing in modern takes on Korean classics from chef Jonathan Meyer. [BlackBook]
East Village: Bread and Butta opened this morning on Avenue C near 11th Street. [EV Grieve]

Lower East Side: From May 17 to May 21, An Choi, Barrio Chino, and Café El Portal will donate partial profits from the week's sales to the Grand Street Fire Benefit, which seeks to help victims of the fire that swept through Grand Street last month. [Bowery Boogie]
T Poutine has closed after being open for nine months. [Eater NY]
Renovations are underway at 189 East Houston Street, and building permits posted outside indicate a restaurant is moving into the former Ashkara space. [Bowery Boogie]
Midtown: Ayza Wine and Chocolate Bar now opens at noon on weekends. [AyzaWinebarNYC/Twitter]
Park Slope: Slopers took to Yelp to complain about Fornino Park Slope's lack of a kids' menu; the restaurant caved almost immediately and added one. [Gothamist]
Upper East Side: In conjunction with Woodford Reserve bourbons, on Tuesday, May 18 David Burke at Bloomingdale's will offer a four-course dinner with bourbon pairings for $45 per person. E-mail for reservations.

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