Posted last Thursday about the fire that broke out in Ollie’s Noodle Shop on Broadway and blanketed a huge chunk of the West 60s in smoke. At the time, it was reported that Ollie’s (1991 Broadway, between 67th & 68th) would be closed “indefinitely.” Well, “indefinitely” has been changed to “permanently.”
Posted back in July that the Upper West Side outpost of Fatty Crab would be closing in the “fall” to make room for uber-popular West Village Chinese/dim sum restaurant RedFarm’s expansion into the neighborhood. Looks like “fall” meant “Labor Day,” as Fatty Crab will shuttering tonight.
UPDATE 12/3: A rep from RedFarm told me they expect to open “sometime in early 2013.” Rumors have been swirling for months that RedFarm, the incredibly popular West Village Chinese/dim sum restaurant, was looking to expand to the Upper West Side. Esteemed restaurant critic (and Upper West Sider) Gael Greene first mentioned the possibility back [...]
Good read over at DNAinfo, where they published a “Top 10 Family Friendly Restaurants on the Upper West Side” list yesterday.
A few items of note this weekend….
Nice promotion tomorrow to help support local farms that were hit hard by Hurricane Irene. While the damage in Manhattan was limited, many farms around the state were devastated. Tomorrow (Sunday, 9/25), participating New York City restaurants will donate up to 10% of sales to aid those farms. The funds will go directly to GrowNYC [...]
Beer lovers rejoice — we’re in the midst of the 4th Annual NY Craft Beer Week. While participating venues are located throughout the city, a handful are here on the Upper West Side.
Central Park food options keep getting better and better: Fatty Crew’s first food cart has found a permanent home at the Bethesda Terrace in Central Park.
Today marks the beginning of Malaysian Restaurant Week in NYC (yeah, I didn’t know either). Three (or maybe two) UWS restaurants are participating:
If the BBQ at the Empire Hotel or the crab boil at Mermaid Inn don’t pique your interest, Fatty Crab (2170 Broadway, between 76th & 77th) is putting on what seems like a fantastic Memorial Day event tomorrow. The Strong Buzz has the details on the all-day eating and drinking spectacular: Starting at 12pm on [...]
Eater reports that during all Knicks playoff games, Fatty Crab (2170 Broadway, between 76th & 77th) will serve their Fatty Dog for $5 at the bar (usually $12). If the Knicks win, it’s free shots for the entire bar! The Knicks start their playoff run tonight at 7 pm vs. the Celtics.