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Pizza Moto Goes Brick and Mortar; Crown Heights Gets a Whiskey Bar

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Plus, Indian Accent headed to NYC and Albert Trummer returns to the local cocktail scene.

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RED HOOK — Smorgasburg staple Pizza Moto is opening its first brick and mortar location this fall, under the Gowanus Expressway in a building that houses a turn of the century oven. There will be seating for 45, including some at a chef's table in the kitchen. Plans are in place for wine, beer, and cocktails as well. 338 Hamilton Avenue. [DNAinfo]

CROWN HEIGHTS — Carlos Russell has spent the past year personally gutting a space and turning it into his bar Wild Whiskey Warthog. There will be whiskeys from around the world and a shelf of locally made booze as well. Russell hopes to host live music nights and viewings of boxing and football. There's no in-house food, but Russell plans to invite food trucks to swing on by to fuel the boozy evenings. 227 Rogers Avenue. [DNAinfo]

MIDTOWN WEST — New Dehli's Indian Accent restaurant is taking over the space at the Le Parker Meridien. The original location came in at spot 77 on this year's San Pellegrino list of the best restaurants in the world. 123 West 56th Street. [PLYWOOD]

ALPHABET CITY — Albert Trummer who made a splash (and got arrested) when he lit alcohol on fire at Apothéke in Chinatown has an application on file for a 60 seat bar that will serve tapas style plates. 14 Avenue C. [EV Grieve]

ASTORIA — A mysterious place called Gossip Coffee has staked its claim on a small store front. Brown paper is covering the windows, so who knows what's inside. 37-04 30th Avenue. [We Heart Astoria]

HARLEM — A seafood place called City Island (after the tiny fishing island) is moving in. 301 West 151st Street. [Harlem + Bespoke]

HARLEM — Three wing places are all getting ready to open right near one another. Brooklyn's Buffalo Boss is setting up at 17 West 125 Street, while just down the street national chain Wing Stop is settling in at 63 West 125 threet. Two blocks away, Buffalo Wild Wings is planning to open. [DNAinfo]

CARROLL GARDENS — A place called Ravioli Wine Bar has signage up in the old Savoia space on Smith Street. The sign says grandmas are at work, but the raviolis will come from Pap Pasquale. 277 Smith Street. [Pardon Me for Asking]

BED STUY — A French wine bar may be moving into the Celestino space. The application on file with the community board comes from one of the owners of Cafe Lafayette and a wine store in Fort Greene. The plan is to be open all day and serve small plates with those glasses of vino. 562 Halsey Street. [Brownstoner]

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MIDTOWN EAST — French sandwich specialists La Maison du Croque Monsieur is opening a flagship New York shop near Grand Central. It looks like the team, which also owns Raines Law Room, is hiring and was planning to open in May, so a debut seems imminent. 459 Lexington Avenue. [Craigslist]

FLUSHING — A rooftop bar called Leaf plans to serve craft cocktails (a first for the area) and Taiwanese small plates called xiao-chi. 133-42 39th Avenue. [Zagat]

HARLEM — The team behind Manhttanville staple Covo is planning its second restaurant in the neighborhood called Bono Trattoria. No word on what the menu at the 151st Street space will look like, but Italian's a safe guess. [Harlem + Bespoke]

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