Two tipsters informed us that a fire ravaged Anita Lo's West Village mainstay Annisa on Friday night, forcing it to shutter indefinitely. Ed Levine confirms the bad news and snags this quote from Lo: "Yes, we had a terrible kitchen fire in the early hours of July 4th, after everyone was gone. The fire marshall hasn't come yet, so we don't know what started it. And yes, we are going to rebuild--hopefully better than before."
Disaster Wire: Fire at Annisa Forces Shutter
by Kelly Dobkin