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Thursday Opening Report: Ellis Bar Certified Open, Brother Jimmy's Murray Hill 'Soon'

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This is the Thursday Opening Report, a regular feature that provides the precise status of venues. As per standard operating procedure around here, your contributions are so very welcome.

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1) Park Slope: Fork in the Road reports that Ellis Bar, a new bar/Southwestern Tapas joint, has opened in the Slope. They share a few menu highlights from the website: “...four bean chili with Navajo fry bread, cornmeal crusted catfish, zucchini cakes with corn salsa.” And also describe the interior: “Nothing high-concept going on design-wise, just a long, dark wood bar and a second room with a bunch of wooden chairs and tables." Status: Certified Open. 627 5th Avenue, Park Slope; 718-768-0532. [Fork in the Road]

2) Hell’s Kitchen: TONY has it that La Vineria will reopen in the former Locanda dei Vini space this week. They write: “Restaurateurs Giovanna Miranda and Angela Castaldo (Il Corso) will move their midtown eatery a few blocks west—into the space that once held their restaurant La Locanda dei Vini—later this week. Chef Massimiliano Bartoli, last seen conjuring his popular béchamel lasagna at Miss Williamsburg Restaurant, reprises that dish, along with a range of trattoria staples, at this modern 70-seat Italian spot.” Status: Unknown. Phone number is “disconnected.” 727 9th Avenue, 212-258-2900. [TONY]

3) Murray Hill: Various sources have told of the opening of a new Brother Jimmy’s BBQ in Murray Hill as early as today, and in this week’s Kitchen Dish, Bret Thorn pinpoints the opening date for tomorrow. He writes: “Another Brother Jimmy's BBQ is slated to open this Friday, in Murray Hill, serving pulled pork and barbecue chicken wings, to be sure, but also fried green tomatoes, hush puppies, fried pickles, and other Southern delicacies, as well as Buffalo wings and quesadillas. A décor highlight will be 40 high-definition, flat-screen televisions.” Status: Not Open. Messages taped to their door and left on their answering machine say they will open 'soon'. 181 Lexington Avenue; 212-779-7427. [NYS]
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