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The Wright to Open on Friday; The Complete NY BYOB Guide

UPPER EAST SIDE— PR Announces that The Wright, the new restaurant within the Guggenheim will open to the public on December 11. According to the materials, the "elegant" and "modern" space "is sure to dazzle trendsetters, fine diners, art lovers, and world travelers." The restaurant is divided into a 58 seat dining room and a small bar with a menu of paninis and small plates. David Bouley protégé, Rodolfo Contreras is in charge of the seasonal menu. [EaterWire]

WEST VILLAGE— The owner of the soon-to-shutter West Village institution the Pink Tea Cup cites the poor economy and rising tax and utility costs on the closure. She said she refused to pass on her higher costs on to her customers. [GS]

THE UNDRYING OF NYC— In time for the holidays, Wined & Dined runs a guide to BYOB New York. It includes not only BYOB restaurants but also places like Bar Blanc Bistro, Alto, and Apiary which waive their corkage fees on certain nights or times. [W&D]

The Wright

1071 5th Ave., New York, NY