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The Plywood Report: Elevation Burger, Two Boots, Lucy Browne's, and More

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1) Hudson Square: Grubz has a shot of the new signage at the old Steak Frites space, opening soon under the same management as Lucy Browne’s: "In about a few weeks, there will be a new menu of “comfort food such as macaroni and cheese and hamburgers,” including the Big O burger — a seven-ounce LaFrieda patty on an Orwasher’s bun designed by Mr. Cutlets..." [PLYWOOD]

2) Midtown: Midtown Lunch takes a peek at the new Two Boots location on 44th and 9th. [PLYWOOD]

3) Clinton Hill: Brownstoner reports that Etwin Goodwin, the owner of Essential Cakes is opening in the retail space on 886 Fulton between Waverly and Washington: "Her specialty is red velvet so Cake Man Raven better watch out!" [PLYWOOD]

4) Astoria: New York Knife & Fork notices signage for a new place called Ole! on an undisclosed street near the Kaufman movie theater in Astoria: "With what appears to be an expansive roof deck and accented exterior, this new Latin joint seems poised to fill the Spanish-tapas-lounge void that higher temperatures always seems to create." [PLYWOOD]

5) Downtown Manhattan: Per a press release, Elevation Burger, a NC-based organic burger chain, will be opening several Manhattan locations thanks to a deal signed by restaurateurs Fabian Rosario (owns the IHOP in Brooklyn) and John Harris (owner of The Spot in Prospect Heights): "Elevation Burger focuses on one thing – burgers and fries – and they do it well. Secondly, we were drawn to the grass-fed, 100% organic beef burgers and fries cooked in Olive Oil. Living in New York City and witnessing the success of Chipotle, Whole Foods and Trader Joes in Manhattan we knew there was a market for an organic fast casual burger restaurant..." [PLYWOOD]

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