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EaterWire: Feds Storm A Brooklyn Restaurant & More!

BOREUM HILL—Feds have closed down Jamaican restaurant Brawta on Hoyt Street and Atlantic Avenue. Sayeth a sad reader, "This was one of my favorite jamaican restaurants. it's on Hoyt and Atlantic in Boerum Hill Brooklyn. In any case, I walked by today and took a double take: 2 federal agents were at the door and a big neon colored sign that said SEIZED was on the window. I got a closer look and it said for failure to pay their taxes! Bummer...." [EaterWire Inbox]

SOHO—The owners of Williamsburg Italian eatery Aurora will be opening the doors to their Broome Street outpost within the next week. A tipster reports, "i just walked by the new outpost of Aurora on Broome btw thompson & west broadway and the head chef (gaspare?) whom i recognized from Aurora in williamsburg was outside so i asked him when they are opening and he said "very soon, maybe 10 days maximum". personally, i cant wait." [EaterWire Inbox]

NEW YORK—The Food Network Awards might have been a real stinker, but it didn't show in the ratings. From Food Net spokesmen: "Food Network’s first awards show was a hit with viewers (premiered Sunday, April 15 at 9 PM ET/PT), garnering 4.6 million total viewers. The special also delivered 2.1 million adults 25-54 years old, according to Nielsen Media Research. “We are thrilled that our first awards show performed so well,” said Bruce Seidel, Senior Vice President, Program Planning and Special Planning for Food Network. “We set out to honor innovators within the world of food from across the country; we are excited that our viewers responded so favorably.” The Awards which posted a 1.5 household rating and a .7 adults 25-54 demographic rating, was the second most-watched program in the network’s history." [EaterWire]

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