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Tuesday
Nov152011

New Pizza Place Coming to Seventh Avenue in South Slope

A new pizzeria called Sebastiano's will be opening soon at 449 Seventh Avenue, between 15th and 16th, in the space last occupied by Vespa Hair Salon. The restaurant, sandwiched between Homebody Boutique and Pomona hair salon, has registered with the city, and its tags include buffet, Italian ices, ice cream, steak, burgers, and sushi.

I'd probably take the "sushi" tag with a grain of salt, and assume that we're in for a fairly straight-ahead pizza parlor. There's a Sebastiano's Pizza in Astoria, Queens, but a call coundn't confirm if it's related.

Monday
Nov142011

Sai Thai Kitchen Facade Revealed on Fifth

Many were saddened to learn back in July when local favorite Fatoosh, best known for its freshmade Middle Eastern food, closed suddenly. The space didn't remain vacant for long, though, and shortly thereafter it was announced that it would be replaced by a Thai restaurant, to be called Sai Thai.

Construction has been underway at the space, on Fifth Avenue between Eighth and Ninth Streets, for several months, and late last week the plywood came down, revealing a brand new facade. The interior still needs a ways to go before they open (I wasn't able to get a shot of the inside yet), but it reminded me a little bit of Nahm, further north up Fifth.

Monday
Nov142011

Konditori Branching Out to Seventh Avenue

It's been a little less than a year since a small, nameless Swedish-style cafe opened on Fifth Avenue between Degraw and Sackett. Its owners, Stockholm-born Per Englander and business partner Ronny Kaj, wanted to introduce the Slope to Swedish-style coffee, which is medium-bodied, with a light finish, as well as custom-made baked goods and Swedish snacks like kanelbulle (cinnamon buns) and marzipans.

Within a couple months they'd settled on a name and also opened a second outpost, on the Lower East Side. Konditori simply translates to "coffee shop" in Swedish, and their brand is apparently one that's really catching on. Opening soon will be the Slope's second Konditori, coming to the space last occupied by 4 and a Tail Pet Shop, on Seventh Avenue between Fourth and Fifth Streets.

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Wednesday
Nov092011

Second Glow Accessories Gets Signage on Fifth

Glow Accessoaies opened just last month on Seventh Avenue between Berkeley and Lincoln, selling quality, inexpensive jewelry, scarves, and the like, and now signage has been installed a couple blocks downhill, in the second outpost, coming to 219 Fifth Avenue, between President and Union.

According to owner Jisoo Sun, this Glow will cater to mostly a younger audience, and it will be a "more modern, funkier and smaller (300sq) version of Glow."

Wednesday
Nov092011

A First Look at Die Koelner Bierhalle, Coming to 84 St. Marks Place

It was a couple weeks ago that we first got word that a German beer hall would be opening in a former lumber shop on St. Marks Place near the corner of Fourth Avenue, and now the hall, which will be run by a manager at the popular Fort Greene watering hole Der Schwartze Koelner, is officially under construction, judging by photos posted to their Facebook page.

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