August Will Close; Annabel Opens in Hell’s Kitchen

• Today, Melt Shop opened its fourth location in the Financial District at 111 Fulton Street. Its menu includes old favorites and new additions, like a chicken club Melt with mozzarella and parsley pesto. [Grub Street]

• The team behind Thalia and Mark Burger will open Annabel tomorrow, bringing wood-fired pizzas and beers to Hell's Kitchen. [Grub Street]

August, the Bleecker Street favorite, is apparently the latest restaurant that fall victim to a massive rent hike. Eater reports that Saturday will be the final night of service. [Eater NY]

The Derby debuts its "brunch all day" menu this week, with dishes like chicken and waffles available every day. [Grub Street]

• The Wythe Hotel's Pride celebration will start tomorrow, June 26, with an open bar from 7 to 8 p.m. and four days of events including DJ performances. More information here. [Grub Street]