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The Plywood Report: White Slab Palace, Paloma Orchard, Fort Defiance, and More

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1) Lower East Side: UrbanDaddy reports that plywood vet White Slab Palace will be opening next Wednesday: "Dreamed up by the folks behind Good World, you can think of WSP as its more whimsical, somewhat rustic and totally versatile cousin—but with the same attractive crowd and a bit of the same food." [PLYWOOD]

2) Lower East Side: Steve Lewis shares the news that Top Chef alum Camile Becerra (owner of the fire-stricken Paloma) will be the chef at the new restaurant he's designing at 146 Orchard St. They're thinking of calling it Paloma Orchard St. [PLYWOOD]

3) Williamsburg: Grub Street reports that the owners of Home Sweet Home on the Lower East Side are looking to open a new spot in Williamsburg over by Moto. [PRE-PLYWOOD]

4) Red Hook: Update: On Tuesday we reported via Gothamist that an unnamed piece of plywood on Van Brunt Street applied for a liquor license under the name “Radio Free Red Hook.” Now, Lost City appears to have solved part of the mystery: “I believe I can shed some light on one of the mystery addresses, the plywooded-up corner spot at the southeast corner of Dikeman. This, I hear tell, is going to be a combination eatery/cocktail joint going by the name of Fort Defiance (a nod to Red Hook's military past). The cocktails will be haute, along the lines of those found at Clover Club and the like.” [PLYWOOD]

5) Tribeca: A tipster writes in reporting: “that a new café called Mimi's Cafe and Wholefood is opening soon on the corner of Reade and Church Streets in the space that used be a candy shop (near Mocca Espresso Lounge).” [PLYWOOD]

6) Inwood: A PR tipster informs us that Park Terrace Bistro in Inwood will shortly reopen as Bistro Marrakech, same Morrocan menu and chef attached. [PLYWOOD]

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