1. closings
    Good-bye to Pearl, the Oyster Bar That Launched a Million Lobster Rolls“A perfect storm” of calamities led to the restaurant’s closing, according to owner Rebecca Charles.
  2. closings
    It Sure Sounds Like Café Loup’s Martini-Soaked Chapter Has ClosedThe literary haunt was seized for unpaid taxes for the second time in six months, and it doesn’t sound like it’s coming back this time.
  3. obituaries
    RIP to Brian Bui, ‘the King of King Street’“A genuine happiness radiated from him.”
  4. reopenings
    Café Loup Returned Last Night With Customers Old and — Surprise! — NewAfter a brush with death, the storied West Village hangout reopens with new life.
  5. closings
    Café Loup, and Yet More Downtown History, Might Be Gone for Good“It was a refuge from all the assholes who made every other place in New York unbearable.”
  6. closings
    The End of Great Jones Cafe Is Another Nail in the Coffin of My New YorkWe all have bars and restaurants that anchor us to our best years in New York. For one New Orleans transplant, Great Jones Cafe was that spot.
  7. How Do Restaurants Handle Notorious and Infamous Diners?Options are limited for chefs and owners when a notorious diner decides they’re hungry.
  8. Closings
    The End of Mekong, a Final Relic of Soho’s Glory Days“You’d start the night as a four-top outside, and within an hour your table would be spilling over into eight or ten.”
  9. Closings
    Hogs & Heifers Was a Bawdy, Rowdy Vortex“You didn’t go there to sit quietly in the corner and drink a beer.”