NOHO— The crazy looking photos above are of the spread that was on display this afternoon at Chinatown Brasserie's preview and reception for the James Beard Foundation's upcoming Asian-themed gala Dumplings & Dynasties. [EaterWire]
MIDTOWN EAST— Midtown Lunch reports that one of Manhattan's few conveyor belt sushi restaurants has closed. Sakae Sushi's midtown location has closed after just under a year: "I can’t say I’m entirely surprised
the prices were kind of high, the quality of the fish was not the best, and the place was never at capacity." [ML]
PROSPECT PARK— We know how well this worked for Borough Food & Drink, Market Table, and Smoke Joint. Per Grub Street: "Franny’s owners...plan to open a gourmet shop down the street called the Brooklyn Larder in March 2009. In addition to a full kitchen for Feinberg to prepare and package everything from sandwiches and lasagne to fried chicken for takeout or casual counter-noshing, the shop will stock the house-cured meats..." [GS]
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