The Flying Fisherman has opened on Columbus between 72nd and 73rd Streets, in the former home of A.G. Kitchen. The restaurant also has a smaller take-out-focused restaurant called Fish on the Fly next door, though it isn’t open yet.
The menu at Flying Fisherman is divided into Bait (appetizers), Catch, Land, Fisherman’s Grill and Fisherman’s Bar. Among the Bait options are seafood dips like octopus hummus (!). Here are links to the food menu and drinks menu, which may still change as it is a soft opening. There will be a public hearing on the liquor license next Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. at 250 West 87th Street.
Hamsa, a Mediterranean restaurant that opened briefly in place of Barley & Grain on Amsterdam and 80th, has closed and there’s paper on the windows. It will be replaced by a pizzeria, Tim tells us.
Soap n’ Suds, a basement-level laundromat at 304 Columbus Avenue, is closing on September 15. “Thank you again for choosing to wash with us for so many years!!!” management said in a note on the shop. An attendant told our tipster Patricia that the shop was closing because the building had been sold (though we couldn’t find the record of a recent sale in city records). There has been a wave of laundromat closings in recent years.
Q Ten Nails & Spa has replaced Barcibo Enoteca at 2020 Broadway between 69th and 70th. Thanks to Joel and anonymous for tips.