Steak ’n Shake Opens Thursday; Dave Arnold Designing Momofuku Bar

Bowery: Palà Pizza put up the requisite window paper indicating that it was closing … temporarily, that is. They’re apparently remodeling and will be reopening this Wednesday. [Bowery Boogie]
East Village: An outpost of Bareburger has arrived at 248 East 5th Street (the sight of former Sin Sin space). [EV Grieve]
King Gyro, the variously Middle Eastern quick service restaurant, is now closed. [EV Grieve]
A new Momofuku cocktail bar designed by food-tech whiz Dave Arnold is slated to open in their former Momofuku Milk Bar space. This “technology-heavy cocktail lounge” will use “liquid nitrogen and high-tech toys (a rotovap and centrifuge among them)” to craft their varied drinks. [Zagat Buzz]

Lower East Side: Alias is kicking off their Monday Night Pop-Up Dinners on January 16 with a Tuscan-themed meal by chef Marcellus Coleman. The dinner runs $40 per person and begins at 7:30 p.m. To make a reservation, call 212-505-5011. [Grub Street]
Midtown: The Smith will now serve breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday. Items include BLT + E Sandwich, Ranchero Scramble, and Vanilla Bean French Toast, in addition to lighter fare like granola and oatmeal. [Grub Street]
Steak ‘n Shake opens its first NYC shop this Thursday at 10 a.m. The first 150 customers who head over to their new location at 1695 Broadway (near West 53rd Street) will be treated to free Steak ‘n Shake for a whole year. [Grub Street]
Murray Hill: Paul Grieco of hot spot Terroir has instituted Heavy Metal Mondays at his Murray Hill location where you can “enjoy drink specials such as $2.00 shots of sherry, flagons of mead, Terroir bombs and skull cups of wine, along with general metal revelry.” [Grub Street]
Soho: treasure&bond;’s in-store coffee shop opens today serving Stumptown beans and Balthazar pastries. [Grub Street]