Maysville is closing — and other closings
Southern-inspired Flatiron restaurant Maysville will close April 21 at the end of brunch service. The restaurant opened about seven years ago and became known for its meat-heavy dishes and wide-ranging whiskey bar, which displayed more than 150 American whiskeys. Times critic Pete Wells praised chef Kyle Knall’s take on Southern cuisine back in 2013, saying the “understated American style is a winning blend of the refined and the unpretentious.”
Openings, restaurants on the move, and coming attractions
The East Village gained a new slice shop called 99-Cent Fresh Pizza at 20 Avenue A, between Second and Houston streets, and the Financial District will soon get Thai Sliders back, at 27 Cliff St., between John and Fulton streets. Chelsea is gaining a new Indian spot called Dalup Modern Indian, opening in early May at 350 Seventh Ave., between 29th and 30th Streets.
LES bar Local 138 is on the move; next month, it’ll leave Ludlow Street for a new home at 181 Orchard St., between Stanton and Rivington streets. Over in Tribeca, Italian spot Max Restaurant has also moved to a new space at 134 West Broadway, between Duane and Thomas streets.
Critic finds comforting Brazilian churrasco in East Harlem
East Harlem Brazilian restaurant Paladar serves up meat that tastes “only of itself, salt and fire,” Times critic Ligaya Mishan writes in her latest review. It’s a pay-by-the-pound situation, where diners can choose from beef stroganoff, beans, and rice at a steam table to pair with meats like picanha, or top sirloin, available at the churrasco counter. Aside from steak, the critic praises Brazilian sausage “swollen with garlic” and “dense” tiny chicken hearts. The desserts, too, snag an honorable mention, from the coconut flan to the brigadeiros made with the “sweeter, lusher” condensed milk of Brazil.
A visit to the Standard Grill, now helmed by chef Rocco DiSpirito
Chef Rocco DiSpirito — who was out of NYC kitchens for a while, appearing on Dancing With the Stars — is cooking both throwback and new-age fare at the Standard Grill in Meatpacking, critic Hannah Goldfield writes. There, she finds nostalgic dishes like raw Peconic Bay scallops and uni, served on the half shell in “sweet” tomato water and a “hint” of mustard oil, a “delicious” rendition of the dish the chef once served at the long-shuttered Union Pacific restaurant. At the Standard, dishes like Italian fregola served in a bowl of “garlicky” clams are “delightful,” she writes, yet she says bread is missing from the menu. Goldfield ends the review by praising the food — including a rustic sourdough — at the other Standard in the East Village instead.
Kendall Jenner and A$AP Ferg dine at Jue Lan Club
Model and reality TV star Kendall Jenner was spotted dining with rapper A$AP Ferg and his girlfriend at upscale Chinese restaurant Jue Lan Club in Chelsea. The rapper is reportedly a regular at the restaurant.
Free pizza in Greenwich Village this weekend
Neapolitan pizzeria Kesté Pizza & Vino will celebrate its 10-year anniversary Sunday, March 31, by giving away free pizza from its Greenwich Village location (27 Bleeker St.) from 11:30 a.m. onward. The restaurant is promising “endless free pizza all day long.”