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Graffiti To Expand to Tribeca; Patsy's Offers Anniversary Deal

TRIBECA—Steve Hall, PR man and myth, reveals that Jehangir Mehta, owner of Graffiti and almost winner of The Next Iron Chef, is opening a new "bigger and more intense sister restaurant to Graffiti" in the Duane Street Hotel. Meanwhile Michael Bao is opening Chinito on 154 Orchard, and the executive chef of Tamarind is opening East India Tea Company on 101 Lexington Ave. [EaterWire]

GRAMERCY— A tipster reports that Zen Palate has taken over the old Japanese robata restaurant on 18th Street between Park and Irving. So close to its original location in Union Square! [EaterWire]

FIDI—EV Grieve shares the sad news that Hook and Ladder II, a FiDi bikini bar, has closed. [EVG]

QUEENS—Robert Sietsema, outer borough expert, ponies up his top ten Queens restaurants. [FitR]

HARLEMPatsy’s Pizza is turning 77 on Wednesday, August 11, and Zagat reports that the original location up on First Avenue and 118th Street is offering coal oven pizzas for 60¢ from 11 AM - 6 PM. Just keep in mind, the scene will look like this. [Zagat]

Patsys Pizza

2287 1st Ave., New York, NY