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The Dish: Prespa, 8th Street Winecellar, Flurt, Burger Burger, The Half Pint, Dean's Pizza, Forum

1) Prespa: Some Gramuray dish, from a reader: "I was walking down Lexington and noticed that a new restaurant opened (I think it was 29th or 30th). It's called Prespa. I spoke to the owner and he also owns Zana Restaurant on 30th between Park & Madison. Prespa's menu is Mediterranean. There's outdoor seating as well." Sounds, well, not groundbreaking...but maybe it'll be a nice addition to the neighborhood. A 411.com search proved fruitless; at this point, exact location unknown. [Eater Inbox]

2) 8th Street Winecellar: A heartwarming shill (yes, there is such a thing) from an informant: "Two former long-time Union Square Café bartenders have opened their own spot called 8th Street Winecellar located, as you can imagine, on 8th Street - it's between 5th and 6th. I've not been yet, but my wife and I are keen on going as soon as we can get there. These guys are amazing lovely guys who know their stuff and as a result the menu looks great: nice wine list and small plates. Just as an aside, I can remember a number of times when my wife and I turned down empty tables at USC to wait for a spot at the bar, because of Mickey and Jonny - we knew their schedule and would always plan to go when they were there." 28 W 8th St between Fifth and Sixth Aves; (212) 260-9463 [Eater Inbox]

3) Flurt: Per the cutesy name, this is yet another frozen yogurt shop, the zillionth to open in the city of late. They're offering only one flavor, plain, which you can top with fresh fruit and/or cereal. 284 Third Ave between 22nd and 23rd Sts; (212) 777-6177 [Strongbuzz]

4) Burger Burger: Way downtown, we have new Fidi fast food eatery Burger Burger. From a tipster, who's assuming the worst about the place, "I can't find anything about it on the internet besides MenuPages ... I assume it's terrible, but wondering if you knew anything about it ... I think it opened 2 weeks ago ..." Anyone been? 77 Pearl St nr Coenties Al;
(212) 269-9100
[Eater Inbox]

5) The Half Pint: A heads up from the owner of this Greenwich Village restaurant/bar in NYU territory: "I would like to let you know about our new restaurant open in Greenwich Village. It's called The Half Pint. We've been open one month and have had a very positive response from all of our neighbors. Our kitchen is open until 2 am and our food could be described as gastro-pub style. Please feel free to check out our menu on the website. We are also on Menu Pages. We have 4 sister restaurants-Saint Andrews, Maggie's Place, Stout and Fat Annie's Truck Stop. All 5 locations are under the culinary direction of CIA trained chef Mark Whelan." 76 W 3rd St at Thompson St; (212) 206-1088 [Eater Inbox]

6) Dean's Pizza: A huge, upscale pizza restaurant has opened on the Upper West Side. The place comes to us from a venerable pie-making family. Let's let Cutlets explain the genealogy. "It all started with a marriage made in pizza heaven: Mirene Angelis, sister to Nick, the thin-crust expert from Queens, married Nick Tsoulos, the coal-oven magnate behind Angelo’s and Patsy’s, creating a loose pizza consensus that informs Nick’s, in Forest Hills and the Upper East Side, Adrienne’s Pizza Bar in the financial district, six Patsy’s locations around town, another Dean’s in Turtle Bay, three Angelo’s — and now, of course, the new Dean’s." Got that? 215 W 85th Street between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway; (212) 875-1100 [Cutlets]

7) Forum: The owners of Revival, a laid-back bar a stone's throw from Union Square, have opened another nightspot nearby. Forum is a much more upscale effort, with plush booths, fancy cocktails and a small plates menu. 127 Fourth Ave between 12th and 13th Sts; (212) 505-0360 [TONY; Thrillist]

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