An interesting addendum to today's Plywood report: One-starred Japanese spot Kanoyama is taking over the adjacent Pita Grill space on 2nd Avenue and East 11th St. They will reopen it as a sake bar, with entrances from the street and from within the restaurant, in approximately two weeks.
It comes to challenge sister bars Bar Carrera and Bar Veloce, which already dominate the nightlife on the block. Only time will tell if the newcomer can hold up to its sake bar brethren over of East 9th Street, but it's a promising addition.
· The Plywood Report, 10/27 [~ENY~]