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Veloce Pizzeria Shutters; Casa Nonna's 'Cuozzo Challenge'

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EAST VILLAGE EV Grieve brings word that Veloce Pizzeria has shuttered. A sign on the door says that they're just closed for renovations, but as Grub Street notes, a recording on their machine says that they have plans to relocate to Midtown "sometime in 2012." [EV Grieve, Grub Street]

THREE SHEETSBartender or mixologist? Eater National asked bartenders across the country for their thoughts on terminology, including Jim Meehan of PDT, in New York, who summed it up by saying: "A bartender serves guests. A mixologist serves drinks." [-EN-]

MIDTOWN — After receiving a less than favorable review from Post critic Steve Cuozzo, Casa Nonna is offering guests 15% off their check in exchange for honest feedback. They're calling the promotion the "Cuozzo Challenge." [EaterWire]

CHARITYTop Chef's Richard Blais will lead a group of first-time marathoners in the New York City Marathon this year in support of Alliance for a Healthier Generation's fight against childhood obesity. Check out the group's site for more info. [EaterWire]

CHAIN REACTIONSAn investor named Louis Bivona is in talks to buy the rights to the Tavern on the Green name. This deal would allow him to open a chain of TOTG restaurants in other cities. [Reuters]
[Photo: EV Grieve]

Casa Nonna

310 West 38th Street, New York, NY 10018

Veloce Pizzeria

103 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10009 212 777 6677

Tavern on The Green

67th St. Central Park West, New York, NY 10023 212-877-TOTG Visit Website

Veloce Pizzeria

103 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

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