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The Dish: Sanctuary Tea, Bittersweet, BLT Market, Crave Ceviche Bar, Accademia di Vino

1) Sanctuary Tea: A reader report on new Soho cafe Sanctuary Tea: "Opening on West Broadway between Broome and Grand. Its across the street from Felix. Went last night for a soft launch dinner they had for some friends of the owners. Its tiny but cute. tea is included as a recipe item in all their dishes. I think the actual opening is next week or in two weeks." 337 West Broadway between Canal and Grand Sts; (212) 941-7832 [Eater Inbox]

2007_08_bittersweet.jpg2) Bittersweet: The latest cute cafe to grace the Clinton Hill/Fort Greene area, this establishment sells Balthazar pastries, various caffeinated beverages and homemade ice cream. DeKalb Avenue between Carlton and Cumberland; (phone number n/a) [Clinton Hill Blog; Eat For Victory]

3) BLT Market: This "reader tip," sent to us about Laurent Tourondel's newest BLT restaurant, has that certain caps-lock-lovin' mania that's so common to press releases these days. It goes a little something like this: "Rumor has it that the paper is coming down!!! Celeb Chef and AMAZING Franco-U.S. friendly cook LAURENT TOURENDEL is preparing to FINALLY open his newest venture, BLT Market: a fresh take on the New York restaurant scene. The rumors consist of a radical approach to comfort food matched with French precision and craft, set in an ambience that feels like home. From the farm fresh ingredients, to the support of U.S. agriculture, to the functional yet funky wine list, this place is said to have it all!!! It was set to open in summer (as the signs advertise) but the delays have been linked to the Chef's pursuit of "constant perfection". Truth be told, this semi-insider, CAN'T WAIT! See you there!" Note: as this really isn't the style of the joint's PR reps, Bullfrog & Baum, and we imagine they know the correct spelling of the chef's name, it should be obvious to you that the shilling comes from another source. The Ritz-Carlton, 1430 Sixth Ave at Central Park South; (212) 521-6125 [Eater Inbox]

4) Crave Ceviche Bar: Get excited, folks—this is Manhattan's first restaurant solely devoted to the fishy treat that is ceviche! From the press materials, the menu includes the standard (traditional shrimp ceviche with charred corn and hearts of palm) and the experimental (pupusa and chorizo pizza). 946 Second Ave between 50th and 51st Sts; (212) 355-6565 [Eater Inbox; The World's Best Ever; Flo Fab; RareDaily]

5) Accademia di Vino: A tipster writes: "Accademia di Vino is the new restaurant opening on 64th and 2nd. This is where Wild Tuna, Mainland and Ollie's Brasserie have lived over just a few short years. There is a sign up on the window saying that it will officially be open to the public on August 15th. Looks like the did a nice job with the place, even has a few tables for outside seating." We hope they work on their reservation system, which seems to be a bit faulty at present. 1081 Third Ave at 64th St; (212) 888-6333 [Eater Inbox; NY Mag]

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