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Pizza Moto, Witlof Belgian Brasserie, Haymaker, La Colombe Fidi, and More Behind the Plywood

10 restaurants in the works around town.

Pizza Moto's wood for its oven is stocked
Pizza Moto's wood for its oven is stocked
Devra Ferst

RED HOOK — Smorgasburg regular Pizza Moto is getting closer to opening its first brick and mortar location. The interior isn't finished yet, but the team has already stocked wood out front for its oven. 338 Hamilton Avenue. [PLYWOOD]

WILLIAMSBURG — Ivan Kohut of Radegaast is hiring staff for his newest project, Witlof Belgian Brasserie in what was, long ago, a large bank. Corner of Bedford and Grand. [Craigslist, Gothamist]

CHELSEA — Beer bar Haymaker Bar & Kitchen is slated to open September 8, with 18 beers on tap. To go with the beer, the kitchen will offer fried pickles, pimento cheese, and sandwiches. 252 West 29th Street. [PLYWOOD]

UPPER EAST SIDE — A tipster spots signage for a new location of Mexican mini-chain Calexico. 1491 2nd Avenue. [PLYWOOD]


ALPHABET CITY — The owners of Boulton & Watt and the Blind Barber are converting the Ella Lounge space into a two-story bar called Drexler's. 9 Avenue A. [BB]

UPPER EAST SIDE — Gluten-free, dairy-free, and kosher bakery By The Way is opening its third location. Expect lots of "health conscious" cakes. 1236 Lexington Avenue. [DNAinfo]

EAST VILLAGE — Signage is up at XYZ, a forthcoming cafe with Spanish-inspired food from the team that ran Pintxos on Greenwich Street. 102 East 7th Street. [EV Grieve]

CHELSEA — An unnamed ramen shop is hiring its opening front and back of the house staff. 249 9th Avenue. [Craigslist]

WEST VILLAGE — An Italian family is planning to open Farina, a restaurant specializing in piadini (flatbread sandwiches) in September. The piadini will be made with cured meats and flour imported from Italy. 15 8th Avenue. [DNAinfo]

FIDI — Philly-based coffee company La Colombe is planning to open its fifth New York outpost in September along Wall Street. 63 Wall Street. [DNAinfo]

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