Neighborhood Watch

Victory Café Closes in Boerum Hill; Peri Takes Over Former Essex Ale House on Lower East Side

Boerum Hill: Victory Café, on the corner of Hoyt and Sherman Streets, is now closed. [Brownstoner]


East Village: Jimmy’s No. 43 is now accepting entries for the 3rd Annual Cassoulet Cook-Off to benefit Greenmarkets. The restaurant will host the cook-off on January 22. [Grub Street]


Lower East Side: Moldy Fig, a wine and jazz bar, will open at 178 Stanton Street later this month. The bar will feature a small-plate menu from Lina Frey and live jazz music every night. [Bowery Boogie]


A Turkish restaurant called Peri will take over the former Essex Ale House space at 179 Essex Street. [Bowery Boogie]

Midtown: The Taim Mobile Truck is now serving sabich. [Fork in the Road/VV]


Tribeca: Starting January 11, Turks & Frogs owner Osman Cakir will offer “Lessons in Turkish Wines.” The class is held every Tuesday and Wednesday in January and features two glasses of Turkish wine to pair with a variety small bites, including hummus, dolma, and smoked eggplant. [Grub Street]

Victory Café Closes in Boerum Hill; Peri Takes Over Former Essex Ale House