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New Film/Food Fest at MoMA; Why Nublu Had to Move

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WILLIAMSBURG— A new restaurant called Saint Austere is opening in the old Wombat space on Grand Street in Williamsburg in the last week of August. The owners call it a "casual, convivial, and pretentious-free establishment" that will serve 55 - 60 wines, 20 - 25 beers, cured meats, cheeses, and small plates. Food items will start at $6 and top out at around $15. Check out their progress on Facebook. [EaterWire]

EAST VILLAGE— Last week news broke that progressive music space Nublu had to temporarily relocate due to a liquor license snafu. It turns out it's because the East Village veteran is located across the street from a Kingdom Hall, and bars can't operate that close to a place of worship. Nublu is trying to get around the rule by arguing that the Jehovah’s Witnesses don't use it as a place of worship 100 percent of the time. [East Village Local]

MIDTOWN— The MoMA and the Modern are teaming together to launch what they are calling, for better or worse, The Culinary Cinease. It's a food and film festival taking place August 22 - 30. Food-centric films from around the world are paired with thematically related meals, prepared by The Modern's Executive Chef Gabriel Kreuther. Movies include, of course, Ratatouille, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, and Babette's Feast. Call 212-333-1220 for more info. [EaterWire]

UPPER WEST SIDE— The owner of Amsterdam Billiards is opening a restaurant and classic cocktail lounge at 240 Columbus called Cafe Tallulah in March. He wants it to be like an Upper West Side version of Elaine's. [GS]
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