Chelsea fishing restaurant Zauo adds a sushi counter this weekend
Japanese fishing restaurant Zauo will add a sushi bar to its large Chelsea space on June 1. The eight-seat counter will be located on the third floor of the restaurant, within a quiet setting that’ll drown out the celebratory drum-beating going on downstairs. Sushi Zauo will be helmed by chef Kazuyoshi Shimomura, who has been with the company since 2005. The omakase meal will offer 20 courses, including 15 pieces of nigiri and 5 small plates at $150 per person, gratuity included. Sushi Zauo will be open from Tuesday to Sunday with two seatings per night, at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Reservations can be made here.
Openings and closings around the city
A new gelato shop is getting ready to open on the Upper West Side at 2486 Broadway, between 92nd and 93rd streets. Gelotti will serve ice cream, Italian ices, and yogurt, with wonky flavors like “Mountain Dew and cantaloupe.” Over at 359 Columbus Ave., on 77th Street, new Mediterranean restaurant 8th Hill is now open, serving mezze dishes like octopus and calamari, as well as larger protein entrees like a lamb shank. But the neighborhood has lost Izakaya Ida, which closed its doors at 141 West 72nd St., near Columbus Avenue. It’ll be replaced by a new Vietnamese restaurant called Pho Shop.
Downtown, Tribeca gains an outpost of salad chain Sweetgreen on Friday, right on Chambers Street just east of West Broadway. And over in Long Island City, 1999-founded Irish pub the Shannon Pot has relocated to 10-50 44th Drive, on 11th Street, and is now open.
Carroll Gardens restaurateur drops a new novel next week
Laura Tucker, owner of Carroll Gardens mainstay Buttermilk Channel, publishes a new novel next week called All the Greys on Green Street. The Brooklyn native wrote the book as a love letter to New York and the people who live here, and it’s largely based on her childhood in the city. The novel will be released on Tuesday, June 4.
La Pecora Bianca is heading to Nolita
Breezy Italian chainlet La Pecora Bianca is taking over the Delicatessen space in Nolita, according to a new liquor license application. The restaurant will open at 265 Lafayette St., near Prince Street, with chef James Tracey at the helm, who was culinary director for Stephen Starr’s restaurant group. He will also be overseeing the restaurant’s other locations as well.