Chirping Chicken is opening at Columbus and 105th. There’s another Chirping Chicken at 355 Amsterdam (77th) too. Sure they’ve got lots of chicken dishes, but did you know they’ve got shrimp too? Check out the menu. Thanks to Trish for the photo.
Sapphire Indian Cuisine, at 1845 Broadway (61st), was forced to close on Monday because the building is being demolished. It was a classic spot with excellent food that was around for more than 20 years. Owner Satish Arora is looking for another spot in the neighborhood. Contact him at sapphire1845@gmail if you can help him find a space.
Le Petit Rooster just opened at 491 Columbus Avenue (84th Street), the former home of Gastronomie. While it’s still in soft open mode and only serving a partial menu, “there are classics to be had, like duck rillettes, frisée aux lardons, roast chicken, duck magret and filet mignon, along with novelties like a delicate carrot terrine, plump snails poached in a bag with black garlic and bone marrow butter, leeks with chorizo spices and smoked onion, and escabeche of razor clams. Beer, wine, cider and low-alcohol cocktails are on the drinks list.” the Times says.
Several people have written in with concerns about Paper House on Amsterdam between 72nd and 73rd Street. The space is for rent, but the business is on a month-to-month lease until the landlord finds a new tenant. Please continue to shop there!
Wu & Nussbaum, the replacement for Nussbaum & Wu on Broadway and 113th Street, now has an opening date. July 9! We wrote about the new and old business here. Thanks to Helene for the photo.