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Pastis 2.0 Targets Late 2017 Opening, New Chef at The Queens Kickshaw, and More Intel

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La Mangeoire's days are numbered, plus more restaurant news and gossip from around NYC

[A dining counter at Le District in Battery  Park City]
[A dining counter at Le District in Battery Park City]
Daniel Krieger

La Mangeoire, the former home of acclaimed chef Christian Delouvrier, is now on the market, and so is Italian standby Scaletta on West 77th Street. Steve Cuozzo notes that both of these 30-year-old restaurants are still open for business. No word yet on when they will close.

Another hot bit of intel from The Cuozzmeister: Pastis 2.0 is now slated to make its debut in late 2017. Keith McNally’s MePa gamechanger is going to reopen in the space at 52 Gansevoort Street that previously housed Gansevoort Market. Last summer, McNally remarked: "I'll be changing Pastis and it'll be quite different....I wouldn't be interested in reproducing the old Pastis. This is a very different time." Pastis 2.0 is now the second-most anticipated restaurant of the second half of 2017 (the first slot now and forever belongs to nearby Bourdain Market).

— Jennifer Aniston had dinner at Roberta’s on Monday night.

— Chef shuffle: Cory Estelle, formerly of Venturo in Sunnyside, is now in the kitchen of The Queens Kickshaw in Astoria. His revamped menu has a few new grilled cheese sandwiches, including one that’s made with Buffalo sauce-infused mozzarella, and another that is stuffed with brie and Thai basil-blueberry preserve.  The Queens Kickshaw is now offering an all-day menu of grilled cheese sandwiches and small plates. The restaurant will preview the new dishes at night market-style events next Monday and Tuesday, where smaller portions of the sandwiches will be available for $6.

City Vineyard, the new Pier 26 bar/restaurant from the City Winery team, is now slated to open at some point between July 8 and July 15.

— A judge ruled that reputed Bonanno family capo Anthony Pipitone has to spend two more years in prison because he violated his federal supervised release by attending the crime family’s annual Christmas party at Bocelli’s on Staten Island.

— Joshua David Stein is doing a reading of his children’s book Can I Eat That? at Marta on Sunday as part of the parent-and-child dining club Nibble & Squeak. The event will include a three-course lunch. Tickets are available at EventBrite.

— Today in bizarre celebrity-brand collaborations: Girls star Allison Williams will be handing out free Breyer’s ice cream in Madison Square Park this afternoon.

David Waltuck, formerly of Chanterelle and Élan, is the new director of culinary affairs at the Institute of Culinary Education. According to Flo Fab, he’s going to teach and also work as "a liaison between restaurants and students seeking to build careers."

Station LIC, a bar/restaurant right next to the entrance to the Vernon Boulevard/Jackson Avenue subway station, has closed after less than two years in business. LIC Post notes that the space might reopen soon as another restaurant with a different theme.

Some of Steve Croman’s angry former tenants greeted the crooked landlord at his court date yesterday. Croman, who owned a handful of restaurant spaces in the East Village, was indicted on 20 felony accounts last month. A judge adjourned his hearing till September 20.

— The Hunts Point Meat Market received $3.45 million from the City Council to install back-up generators, which will allow the facility to operate if there’s blackout. The market employs around 2,400 people.

— Halle Berry went to BondST for dinner with a mystery man on Monday.

Bushwick music venue Acheron is closing on July 9, although its adjoining bar, The Anchored Inn, will remain open.

— And finally, here’s the ultimate bunch spread from Pies ‘n’ Thighs:

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