Neighborhood Watch

Japonais Closes in Gramercy; $35 Prix Fixe at SHO Shaun Hergatt

East Village: Orologio at 162 Avenue A will serve its last meal with Sunday brunch this weekend, before being replaced by a new restaurant called the Beagle. [EV Grieve]

Financial District: Beginning Monday, February 28, SHO Shaun Hergatt will offer a $35 three-course menu in its Pearl Room, weeknights from 5:30 to 10 p.m. It’ll consist of weekly changing items not on the regular menu (Vermont Creamery Goat Cheese Agnolotti, Rainbow Heirloom Beets), as well as wine pairings for an extra $25. [Grub Street]

Gramercy: After five years of riding the Japanese big-box trend, Japonais is closing after this weekend. [Eater NY]

Greenpoint: Red Star and Forking Tasty team up to host an Oscar Party this Sunday at 7 p.m. The $50 ticket includes a wine and cheese cocktail hour, a three-course dinner, prizes, and a Champagne toast. [Greenpointers]

Lower East Side: More Melo Madness! Noah’s Ark unveils a $24.95 limited-edition Hello Melo Burger, consisting of “two 8 oz classic Knickerbocker beef burgers, topped with ‘Carmeloized’ onions, BBQ beef brisket, fried Roumanian pastrami, and melo-yelo mustard.” [Bowery Boogie]

Sweet Grapes Wine Bar at 39 Essex Street will finally open next Thursday. [Lo-Down]

Midtown: Recently opened Pop’s Dollar Food Shop (on Seventh Avenue between 33rd and 34th Streets) lives up to its name offering $1 burgers, hot dogs, fries, and sodas! [DNA Info]

One of our favorite food trucks NYC Cravings is back, hitting the streets as soon as next Tuesday. [Midtown Lunch]

Japonais Closes in Gramercy; $35 Prix Fixe at SHO Shaun Hergatt