We're heading out a little early for Summer Friday. We'll be back tomorrow morning for Eater Weekends.
MIDTOWN EAST — Casa Lever is opening a new outdoor patio next Wednesday that will double the restaurant's capacity. A menu of Italian small plates will be served from noon until 11 PM, every day of the week. [Diner's Journal]
WILLIAMSBURG — Roving photographer Will Femia snapped this picture of new casks arriving at the Brooklyn Brewery yesterday. [EaterWire]
EAST VILLAGE — EV Grieve brings word that Bar on A is for sale. The listing says that rent is $13,500 a month plus $265,000 in key money. [EV Grieve]
LISTICLES — Bon Appétit has a slideshow listicle (that crashed two Eater editors' browsers, be warned) of what they purport to be the "Toughest Restaurant Reservations in the USA." Rao's, Per Se, Brooklyn Fare, Minetta Tavern, and Momofuku Ko all made the cut. [Bon Appetit via Eater National]
HAMPTONS — Resto-blogger Bruce Buschel's lastest post is about diners who play restaurant roulette: "It is the unspoken scourge of dining in the Hamptons. The game where people make three or four reservations and cancel all but one. At the last possible moment. And feel good about their manners, for they have gone out of their way to communicate their impending absence." He goes on to explain how last-minute cancellations effect his business. [NYT via Curbed Hamptons]