'Closings' on Serious Eats

City Provisions Closes

It's with much sadness that we report that City Provisions closed on Monday. In an email sent out last night, Friedman thanked the community for its support and declared that he wasn't exactly going away. But he also admitted that the high cost of purchasing sustainable ingredients was the main issue. More

Felony Franks Closes

Felony Franks, one of the most notorious restaurants in Chicago, closed its doors last week. The prison-themed hot dog stand on the West Side staffed its kitchen with ex-convicts and battled with the city ever since it opened its doors in 2009. More

Logan Square Kitchen Closing in June

Logan Square Kitchen, a shared cooking and event space in the northwest neighborhood of the same name, will close on June 28th. For most, this sad news is about all you need to know. But if you have been following the story at all, you know about the embittered history that owner, Zina Murray, has had dealing with the city. And if you thought she'd go quietly, you were mistaken. More

New and Notable NYC Pizzerias

With National Pizza Month drawing to a close, I'm in a reflective mood. Let's take a look at some of the new NYC pizzerias that have opened this year — including Barboncino, Wild Rise, Zero Otto Nove, and more. We also pour some olive oil out on the curb for some of our home slices who closed this year. More

Totonno's Closes Both Manhattan Locations; Coney Island Original Still in Business

Sad news for coal oven–pizza lovers: Totonno's is closing both its Manhattan locations. The notice above is from the Second Avenue & 81st Street location, which will morph into a restaurant called Toscano's. (Text of notice, after the jump.) No word on what, if anything, will replace the 26th & Second Avenue location. The original Coney Island location remains open. More

Closed: Anselmo's Coal Oven Pizzeria, Red Hook

[Photograph: Adam Kuban] Oh, man, 2009. What are you doing to us? Astronomical slice price hikes, the Tontonno's fire, and now this? Anselmo's Coal Oven Pizzeria in Red Hook has closed. As tipster Mindy W. points out, the pizzeria's website explains [warning—LOUD music autoplays on open]: WE ARE CLOSED. WE WILL CONTINUE MAKING GREAT PIZZA SOMEWHERE ELSE. WE ARE LOOKING FOR ANOTHER LOCATION. OUR LANDLORD SWINDLED US OUT OF OUR LEASE. EVERYONE IN RED HOOK KNOWS WHO OUR LANDLADY IS AND THE PEOPLE OF RED HOOK WARNED US OF HER AND HER SISTER WHEN I WAS BUILDING MY PLACE... More

Closings: The Pizza Shop on Avenue A

EV Grieve has the lowdown: We closed the Pizza Shop because the rent was too high. We struggled every month to make it... someone gave me an offer on the space and i decided it was best to take it.... Former owner Kevin Cole tells EV Grieve he's looking for a new location and urges fans of the place to get in touch via email for notification if and when he reopens. The Pizza Shop is the place that did fun, limited-edition boxes of punk rock icons like The Clash and The Ramones.... More

Shutter Strip on Hudson

[Fork in the Road] It's been a tough year for restaurants across New York and across the country, but some neighborhoods have been hit harder than others, as becomes painfully and troublingly clear in this Fork in the Road... More

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