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Monday Opening Report: Maoz UWS, Brick NYC Certified Open, Bloomingdale Road Soft-Open Tonight

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Cafe Petisco, in plywood days

1) Upper West Side: Both the Strongbuzz and NYMag report on the opening of Ed Witt/Jeremy Wladis’s Bloomingdale Road in the former AIX space this week, slated to open on Wednesday. The former provides some menu info: “His opening menu includes smoky Deviled eggs ($5), mini grilled pizzas ($7), suckling pig meatballs in chipotle tomato sauce ($6), and mini grass fed chili cheeseburgers ($16) at the bar, and more substantial eats...for a heartier dinner. Ed is also responsible for the wine list, with 25 available by the glass.” Status: Soft opening tonight that we here is neighbors only and 15% discounted. Official Opening Wednesday. 2398 Broadway; 212-874-7400. [Strongbuzz; NYM]

2) West Village: Mini-chain De Santos sets up shop this week in the former Caffe Torino space according to NYMag. They write: “The restaurant group originated in Mexico, as did Alex González’s Latin rock band, Maná. But that provenance isn’t reflected in De Santos’ modern Italian menu, which resembles Savanna’s and includes dishes like roasted Long Island duck, almond-crusted lamb chops, and cavatelli with mussels and cannellini beans (pictured; entrées $20 to $27).” Status: Press preview tomorrow. Open to general public Wednesday. 139 W. 10th Street; 212-206-9229. [NYM]

3) Tribeca: A tipster offers word of a new antipasti and wine bar opening called Brick NYC. They write: “A new antipasti/wine bar called Brick NYC just opened on Warren between Broadway and Church in Tribeca – in the space formerly of Roisin Dubh, UK NY and a number of other failed places over the past couple years. The website isn't live yet but an employee was handing out menus Friday after work. The menu sounded good and is made up of cheeses, salumi, salads, brick oven pizzas, pastas, etc.” Status: Certified Open. 22 Warren Street; phone unknown. [Eater Inbox]

4) Chinatown: Another tipster indicates that the plywooded Café Petisco was open as of Wednesday night. Info is scarce but here’s what another tipster wrote in the original report: "Just saw this today as I was walking to the F on my way to work. Renovation underway on the corner of East Broadway and Jefferson St. (right by Seward Park and the relatively new Broadway East restaurant), looks like the place will be called 'Cafe Petisco.' The place used to be called 'East Side Cafe,' a very little, low-key neighborhood diner.” Status: Certified Open. 189 E. Broadway; phone unknown. [Eater Inbox]

5) Fort Greene: Thrillist reports that Fort Greene's No. 7 is now in soft opening stages: "A white-walled hall with sun streaming in from cantilevered windows, 7's a breezy bar-staurant tucked directly behind the Lafayette C stop and helmed by a resto vet junta: a former Frankie's GM/sommelier, a former Perry Street chef, plus the designer behind all of Weather Up and '1/15th of The Box'. Grub-wise, 7's plating French-American-ish...all of which can be had for one Jackson and under...Soon, 7'll open an outdoor brick patio with seating for about 12." Status: Soft open. 7 Greene Avenue, no phone. [Thrillist]

6) Carroll Gardens: Off the Presses reports that a new whiskey bar/BBQ joint called Char No. 4 has opened up down the street from Clover Club on Smith Street. They write: “I just rode by the joint and they said they'd be open for biz next Tuesday, Sept. 9. Char No 4 will feature more than 150 whiskeys, all American. Bourbons, Ryes, Tennessee Whiskey, stuff from states you never thought made whiskey. There will also be a 'tight wine list' (one of the owner's a sommelier) and Southern-style food.” Status: Not Open. Opening Monday the 15th. 196 Smith Street; 718-643-2106. [Off the Presses]

7) Upper West Side: A new outpost of the ever-expanding chain Maoz Vegetarian is open on the Upper West Side according to its PR. Status: Certified Open. 2047A Broadway; 212-362-2622. [Eater Inbox]

Char No. 4

196 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201