Dao Palate, the two year old vegan Asian restaurant on Fifth Avenue near Union Street, has been locked tight since Hurricane Sandy hit. I asumed that it would re-open soon after, as most other local businesses did, but that never happened.
So I gave a call to the original Dao Palate, not too far away on Flatbush Avenue opposite Seventh, and the manager confirmed that while it hasn't closed for good, it'll be closed for the winter.
"We do less business in the winter, so we decided to close it for the season and combine the two," she said. "We're redirecting the phone line to the Flatbush location, and it will re-open in January."
It's an interesting move considering they're still paying rent for both spaces, but it makes sense considering both locations are so close together.