Williamsburg: The Feedbag reports that a new restaurant soft-opened Friday night in the former Gribouille space at 2 Hope Street in Williamsburg. The Flying Cow will offer "Argentinian-inspired" fare: "The opening night menu featured everything from a mixed grill plate for two...to tapas and appetizers like chicken lollipops and scallops with braised seaweed. Aside from a few Edison bulbs, the restaurant has ditched most of the precious, vintage decor de riguer in most new Brooklyn eating establishments and has opted for relatively clean, modern look." Status: Certified Open; 2 Hope St., 718-387-7111
East Village: Urban Daddy and Grub Street report on the opening of Cure, a new cured meat spot replacing the failed East Village Pie Lounge on East 7th Street. Says the latter: "The room, with exposed wood beams and Flemish and French antique furniture, seats 25. Cure serves quiche and hot croissants beginning at 9 a.m. daily, and serves its healing meat platters throughout the day until closing time (midnight on weekdays and 2 a.m. on weekends)." Status: Certified Open. Cure, 131 E. 7th St.; 212-777-7799.
FiDi: EV Grieve reports that a restaurant called Jou Jou Cafe opened in the former Andrew's Tie space, less than a 1/2 block from recently shuttered coffee shop Klatch. Status: Certified Open. 24 Maiden Ln., no phone yet.
Upper West Side: The Feed brings word that Corner Cafe & Bakery has opened on 2328 Broadway near 83rd. According to their informant, they will be supplying baked goods to the new Joe on 85th. Status: Certified Open. 2328 Broadway, 212-860-8060