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EaterWire: Kyotofu Expanding, Telepan Settles Suit, Highbar's Industry Party, and More!

HELL'S KITCHENTONY's The Feed blog has the confirmation on the rumors that dessert restaurant Kyotofu is expanding: "The Hell’s Kitchen outfit has been so well received on the West Side that owners Nicole Bermensolo and Michael Berl are looking to open not one, but two new locations (ambitiously) by next fall, according to Bermensolo. 'We’re thinking one will be a full-service dessert bar, and the other will be a smaller shop for takeout and gifts," she says...'We’d like to have the smaller one in Soho or Nolita, and the dessert bar in Chelsea.'" [The Feed]

UPPER WEST SIDE— Cutty reports on the legal woes of Bill Telepan: "Just about a year to the date that a lawsuit accusing Telepan of illegally pooling tips was filed, the restaurant has settled with four employees for an undisclosed sum. Another complainant, Shawn Lee, refused to settle and will pursue his case. Bill Telepan tells us he’s 'just happy to move forward.'" [Cutlets]

HELL'S KITCHEN—Steve Lewis interviews Greg Brier about his new rooftop bar Highbar, and Brier reveals some interesting plans: "It’s a very high-end design, very modern. It’s got a lot of hard surfaces that are very modern, mixed with a lot of organic greenery. There will be beds in there...There’s a big media wall where you can show movies...and on Mondays we’re going to do reduced rates for people in the industry. So, promoters, owners, bartenders, servers, on the night people usually have off they can gather and have a place to hang out on a rooftop." [Good Night Mr. Lewis]

TRIBECA— Gothamist interviews David Bouley about his new project Brush Stroke. He clarifies that while a cooking school with be a partner, no actual teaching will be involved: "The basement will be a bar and grill with French sauces. The first floor will be sushi and the second floor will be a kaiseki room where a cooking school called Tsuji Culinary Academy will be my partner in this project. Yoshiki Tsuji is a friend of mine...He is not interested in opening a cooking school here; they only teach Japanese people...this can develop into a curriculum or graduate school program for his students who eventually want to cook outside of Japan." [Gothamist]

FORT GREENE— Edible Brooklyn is hosting their second annual local tastings event, Brooklyn Uncorked on Wednesday, May 14 at BAM. From the release: "For $50, attendees get to celebrate with sips of multiple vintages, dozens of varietals and a panoply of winemaking techniques from 30 Long Island wineries—without leaving the borough. They also get Long Island and Brooklyn microbrews, plus tastings from a dozen favorite Brooklyn restaurants, cheesemongers, potato chippers, sorbeteers and other artisanal grub." [EaterWire]

Telepan

72 W 69th Street, New York, NY 10023

Brush stroke

30 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013 212 791 3771

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