Alex Guarnaschelli Opening Butter in Midtown

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Working on a new project. Photo: Melissa Hom

Food Network personality and chef-restaurateur Alexandra Guarnaschelli will open an uptown location of her eleven-year-old but nonetheless ever-popular restaurant Butter, Diner's Journal reports. Guarnaschelli and partners Richie Akiva and Scott Sartiano say that snacks and cocktails will be served at the restaurant's garden, at 70 West 45th Street, starting this month. The rest of the restaurant, which includes a private dining room, will open mid-July. There's no word whether the partners gave any consideration to the name "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" for the forthcoming companion restaurant at any point during the planning process. [Diner's Journal/NYT]