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Red Farm, Sarabeth's, Taverna de Bocco, More Coming Soon

Taavo Somer's forthcoming restaurant on South 2nd Street in Williamsburg.
Taavo Somer's forthcoming restaurant on South 2nd Street in Williamsburg.

1) Williamsburg Recent photos of the exterior of Taavo Somer's upcoming Williamsburg project on Wythe and South 2nd St. reveal a garden of sorts up on the second floor/roof. [PLYWOOD]

2) Tribeca: The location of Sarabeth's that's moving into the old Bazzini space looks to be almost completed. Signage is up and they were already moving in furniture last week. [POST-PLYWOOD]

3) West Village: Red Farm, the long delayed project from Ed Shoenfeld and Chinatown Brasserie's Joe Ng on Hudson St., now has signage. And according to a recent report from Gael Greene, they are now in the kitchen testing out menu items. [PLYWOOD]

4) East Village: EV Grieve reports that Yankee Pizza will be moving onto Avenue C while a new bakery will take the place of short-lived thrift store Junk on Avenue A. [PLYWOOD]

5) East Williamsburg: A new bourbon and grilled cheese bar is opening in three weeks in the old Art Bar space on Grand Street near Lorimer. [PLYWOOD]

6) Lower East Side: Bowery Boogie reports on two attempts at authentically maintaining foreign cuisine. The new Japanese home-cooking restaurant opening on 231 Eldridge, Family Recipe, will be headed by chef Akiko Thurnauer, veteran of eateries The Dumpling Diva and Nobu, while Taverna de Bocco will serve cuisine of southern Italy at 175 Ludlow. [PLYWOOD]

7) Park Slope: Here's Park Slope reports on two upcoming neighborhood restaurants that both seem to take an nontraditional approach to their meat: the phonetically correct Pürbird, serving chicken for every single dish and Bare Burger, the fourth installation of a burger joint that serves grass-fed beef. In addition to a bright yellow facade, the burger place features a poster of two cows kissing and "I

8) Flatiron: Madison Park News is excited about the opening of Granduca Trattoria & Pizzeria on W. 24th Street, adding to the area's already impressive list of superb pizza. [PLYWOOD]

Red Farm

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