Good Enough to Eat, the longtime American homestyle-cooking spot on Columbus and the north corner of 85th Street opened a sister restaurant just up the block on Thursday night. The new restaurant, in the former home of Zen Taco, has a somewhat different menu, with things like burgers and chicken dishes. Thanks to Ken for the photo.
Italian restaurant La Vela on Amsterdam near 78th says it is closing on February 16. The restaurant has a notice up on its Facebook page that it will close on that day and Joyce Robbins dined there on Thursday: “the owner told us to follow their Facebook page for a possible reopening on the East Side.” She says it has been there for 34 years.
FUMO, a pizza and pasta restaurant with another location on 139th Street just opened on Broadway between 107th and 108th streets. Check out the menu at the uptown location here. Thanks to Haley and Laura for the tips.
Danny’s Pharmacy II recently opened at 110 West End Ave (65th Street). It’s not immediately clear where Danny’s Pharmacy I is (if you know, tell us). Thanks to Joy for the photo.
A new barber shop just opened at 451 Columbus Avenue between 81st and 82nd Street. “Our grand opening will be Sunday February 17 but we are open for business,” writes owner Alex. “We specialize in all haircuts, with special scissors and clipper technique. We keep our business up to date with all trends, styles and design. From classic to modern you can expect top service in all your needs.”
Schatzie’s butcher shop and Richie’s burgers on Broadway between 101st and 102nd is renovating. Once the renovations are done, the space wil be about half the size but it will continue to serve both fresh meat and burgers, though the seating area will be removed so you’ll have to do takeout or delivery.