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'Pay What You Will' Restaurant Closes; JBA Livestream

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WILLIAMSBURG — Last Fall, Williamsburg Mediterranean restaurant Santorini Grill adopted at "pay what you will" policy. Now, Gothamist reports that it has closed. The owner remarks of the experiment, "The business went down. We couldn't make up the expenses to pay the bills. Not because people abused it. They just stopped coming." [Gothamist]

AWARDS SEASONBack in February the James Beard Foundation released its "long list" of restaurant and chef semifinalists, and this coming Monday (March 19 at 11AM PST / 2PM EST) the JBF will announce the finalists at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas. In addition, for the first time ever, there will be a livestream of the video of the announcement, and that stream will be found on Eater.com. [Eater National]

BODEGA WEEK 2012 — Over on Curbed, an architect imagines the hydroponic bodega, and readers continue to vote for New York's Best Bodega. Also: there's this guide to the bodegas that have had the most lotto winners. Racked meets one more adorable bodega cat, offers a list of four and a half fashion fixes found in your local bodega, and chats with a woman who dressed up like a bodega. [Curbed NY, Racked NY]

Santorini Grill

167 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY

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