The owners of Don Angie have a new Italian spot on the way. San Sabino, a 55-seat restaurant, opens early next year at 113 Greenwich Avenue, near Jane Street. The restaurant will serve hand-made pastas with a focus on seafood, a spokesperson says. On the menu so far: shrimp parm, octopus carpaccio, and lobster pasta in vodka sauce. Owners Scott Tacinelli and Angie Rito are taking over the former home of Benny’s Burritos, which closed last year after 34 years. They opened the popular Italian American restaurant in 2017 and held a Michelin star from 2021 to 2023.
A Creole cocktail bar opens in Brooklyn
Brooklyn has a new Creole cocktail bar. Owners Tara Gruszkiewicz and Samuel Lebreton opened Maloya on Friday at 983 Flushing Avenue, near Central Avenue. Their bar serves fried lima bean fritters, pork sausage ragu, and baba au rhum, a rum-soaked pineapple cake. It’s open for takeout and delivery while the owners wait on their liquor license. Eventually, there will be rum cocktails and indoor seating.
A new bar from a popular Mexican restaurant
Also in bar news this week: Bar Nena opens next month in the West Village (63 Carmine Street, near Varick Street) underneath a location of the team’s vegan Mexican restaurant Jajaja. The cocktail bar is influenced by Mexico City: Non-alcoholic fermented drinks, like pulque and tepache, are a focus, while cocktails are mixed with prickly pear, corn, and chile de arbol.
Fogo de Chão is opening a new location
The World Trade Center is getting a proper sit-down restaurant: The Brazilian steakhouse chain Fogo de Chão is opening next year at the 3 World Trade Center building (175 Greenwich Street, near Fulton Street). The popular chain has locations in Midtown, Elmhurst, and Long Island, plus another opening soon in Downtown Brooklyn; it’s known for its affordable all-you-can-eat meats sliced at your table with a sword.