Neighborhood Watch

Boston’s Burgers Bow to New York’s; Tribeca Scores a Jerry’s Diner

Carroll Gardens: New owners have taken over the House of Pizza and Calzone on Union Street and they’re gutting the place. Just don’t heave away those giant calzones! [Lost City]
Chelsea: A new club taking the place of scary spot Opus 22 (it closed because “a bouncer opened fire on 4 customers for refusing to get up from their table”) might open in as little as two weeks. [Down by the Hipster]
East Village: The seventeen-course lunch tasting menu at Ko will run a couple upwards of $531 since that’s after wine, but pre-tip. [Eater]
Flatiron: When a Boston-based food writer couldn’t find a decent griddled burger in Beantown, he headed to New York for an eleven-spot burger bender and, surprise, Shake Shack came out on top. [A Hamburger Today]
Fort Greene: There’s a new “chi-chi” frozen-yogurt shop in town called Silver Spoon, which just doesn’t feel right when we all know Silverberry would have been a better name. [Clinton Hill Blog]
Murray Hill/Kips Bay: Head chef Willis Loughhead jumped ship from Country not long after news broke that the upstairs won’t reopen as Country Steak until at least March 2009. [Eater]
Park Slope: New cucina Villa Rustica will open in the old Pizza by the Park space, and fingers are crossed that the brick oven the restaurant boasts about on its awning will have more than one brick in it. [Slice]
Tribeca: Restaurateur Jerry Joseph will transform his failed venture YourAsian into a remake of his shuttered iconic diner, Jerry’s in Soho. He’s probably kicking himself for not going that route in the first place. [Eater]
Upper East Side: François Payard’s dad was also a pâtissserier and for 30 years ran a bakery in Nice where the little Manhattan dessert mogul used to spend his days. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

Boston’s Burgers Bow to New York’s; Tribeca Scores a Jerry’s