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  1. In the Magazine
    Platt on Minetta Tavern; Dry-Pasta Taste TestAlso in the magazine this week: cocktails at Momofuku Ssäm Bar and the return of the Red Hook vendors.
  2. NewsFeed
    Awkward Good-byes: Sweet and Vicious Looks Forward to Serving You Again,The Nolita favorite is indeed shut down, and the nonchalant signage doesn’t really answer any questions.
  3. NewsFeed
    Jesi Solomon Moves From Stanton Social to ThorThe Hotel on Rivington’s restaurant has a new executive chef.
  4. Openings
    Greenwich Village to Get Another Gastropub, If You Want to Call It ThatThe definition of a gastropub, as Adam Platt points out in his E.U. review this week, is open to question. But there’s no doubt that even the most broadly defined one is an upgrade over a bar with bad food, or no food at all. The Half-Pint, on West 3rd Street, will soon be pouring hand-drawn cask ale and over 60 kinds of bottled beer for NYU students and other locals, as well as administering a better-than-it-has-to-be food program. Chef-owner Mark Whelan’s menu includes fried Wisconsin cheese curds, crusted yellowfin tuna over salad, and some creative rethinkings of familiar bar standards, such as a ground-bratwurst burger, and a Reuben pizza with French dressing, sauerkraut, pastrami, and Swiss cheese. (For our part, we plan to stick to cask ale and traditional bar pies with Esposito sausage and cremini mushrooms. At least for the first few pints.) The Half Pint is slotted to open Memorial Day weekend. The Half-Pint, 76 W. 3rd St., nr. Thompson St.; no phone yet. The Half Pint menu
  5. Restroom Report
    Read Poe on the Pot at Zucco: Le French Diner With just twenty seats (most wedged between the bar and a wall), Zucco: Le French Diner is one of the most lilliputian eateries in the city. Once we located the bathroom jammed in the back corner next to a prep table — and tapped on the cook’s shoulder so he could make room for us to open the door — we weren’t surprised to find that it’s also tres petite. Thankfully, what the loo lacks in size, it makes up for with Godardian flair.