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The Blue Seats Takes a Break; Farmers Diner Settles on PLG

LOWER EAST SIDE— Sports bar The Blue Seats is closed for a few weeks while they make "electrical renovations." [EaterWire]

CARROLL GARDENS— The owners of Po in Brooklyn are parting ways with their co-owners that also run Po in the West Village. The Brooklyn restaurant will now be called Bino. [Brownstoner]

FAST FOOD MONSTERS—In anticipation of its release next Monday, Eater National has compiled a handy field guide to KFC's Double Down. Everything you need to know about the bunless fried chicken, bacon and cheese sandwich, including nutritional information, a brief history, commercials, news segments, critical responses and much, much more. [Eater National]

UPPER EAST SIDEAquavit has a new chef. Marcus Jernmark who was once the executive sous chef is now executive chef. [Diner's Journal]

PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDENS—The blog Hawthorne Street reports that the Farmers Diner, well known roadside-diner in Vermont that sources from the owners farm, will most likely open it New York location in Prospects-Lefferts Gardens at 552 Flatbush Avenue. They hope to open in September and are looking for neighborhood investors: "The current plan is for the restaurant to be open 24/7, have a separate take-out station with prepared meals (a la Whole Foods), and a full bar. Prices for dinner entrees are expected to run from $9 to $12." [HS]


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