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.
'Closings' on Serious Eats
It's the last call for Great Lake Pizza at 1477 West Balmoral Avenue. One of the great pizza destinations will no longer be serving some of the country's best pies from their current location come February.
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.
If you haven't been to Prime Burger yet, head over as soon as you can; the 74-year-old burger-centric diner in Midtown Manhattan is closing soon.
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.
Ramova Grill, which has been serving chili in Bridgeport for 82 years, will close on April 14. While the news is definitely sad, the owners claim that they decided to close the spot only because they wanted to retire.
On a recent drive along Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square, I noticed that the maroon sign for Accanto (an Italian restaurant that opened a few years ago) had been covered up. In its place was a new Thai restaurant called Blue Sprout.
Crust, which opened in Wicker Park back in 2007, unexpectedly announced on Sunday that it would close immediately.
"It's time," owner Gary Amico, 68, explains, announcing his family's decision to close the 530 Hudson St. location. "We're going to take a breather." —Gary Amico, owner
Wow, so this happened, again. (More fuel for the anit-Di Fara fire, aye Girl Slice?) Di Fara has had an ongoing struggle with keeping things up to code. The first in a string of closings happened back in March of 2007. Things had been going pretty well of late, but it looks like Dom DeMarco is back on the DOH radar.
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.
We've mentioned what I like to call "The Various Rays" a lot on Slice. And to anyone outside NYC, the saga can be confusing to say the least. Heck, even for people who live here, there's often disagreement about which of the "World Famous Original Ray's Famous Pizza" joints is the original.
Horribly tragic news on Eater New York today: The Brooklyn Motorino has been closed for good by the NYC Dept. of Building.
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.
The restaurant Gino will close its doors forever this Saturday, ending a 65-year run of serving up Italian red sauce cuisine against a similarly colored wallpaper backdrop festooned with over three hundred zebras. The restaurant is unable to cope with...
Editor's note: Friend of Serious Eats Ron Fried joins us with a tribute to a fondly remembered restaurant. ©iStockphoto.com/dulezidar The news that Gino on Lexington Avenue may close soon came as no surprise. If you live in New York for...
[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...
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....
Photo: Chanterelle Today, we heard that pioneering Tribeca restaurant Chanterelle had in fact closed for good. Why? I'm sure as Jeffrey Steingarten says, "From too much business, restaurants don't close." When Chanterelle first opened 30 years ago in its...
[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...