Upper West Side Openings: Grill 212, Hummus Kitchen

Looks like the Upper West Side is getting another kosher/Middle-Eastern dining option. Grill 212 has put up a banner announcing their impending arrival to the neighborhood.

Free Sample Giveaways From New UWS Chocolate Works Continues Through The Weekend

Mentioned yesterday that the recently opened Chocolate Works was giving out free samples. I just spoke to someone there who said that will continue through the weekend.

Free Samples Today From New UWS Chocolate Works

Mentioned in last night’s “Openings/Closings” post that Chocolate Works, a new sweets shop, opened in the neighborhood this week. They’ve been giving out free samples for the past few days and that promotion is still going strong today.

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Chocolate Works, Express Supply

The Upper West Side has been getting a slew of dessert-type places of late: Baked By Melissa, Choco Bolo, Crumbs @ 92nd, and Crumbs @ 108th just to name a few. Plus there’s also the impending arrival of Sugar & Plumm later this year. Now the neighborhood has yet another option to satisfy your sweet [...]

Upper West Side Openings: Classic Kids Photography, Hummus Kitchen

Mentioned last week that Classic Kids Photography was on the verge of opening at 395 Amsterdam (corner of 79th). MUW reader Kevin sent in the photo above today and reports they’re set to open for business on Saturday.

Upper West Side Openings: Serafina, Geisha, Hummus Kitchen

Mentioned last month that Serafina was planning to move into the long-vacant former West Branch space at 2178 Broadway (corner of 77th). It now looks like they won’t be alone. Geisha, a Japanese restaurant and sushi bar that is part of the same ownership group as Serafina, appears to be slated as a co-tenant.

Upper West Side Week In Review: 10/10 – 10/16/11

A round-up of some of the most popular posts from the past week: Actor Paul Sorvino Hit By Car At Amsterdam & 79th Mystery Skywriting Over The UWS A Mystery No More (But Still Stupid) Two Hurt In Crash At Amsterdam & 79th (Dangerous Corner This Week) Neighborhood Meeting On Proposed West End Avenue Historic [...]

Upper West Side Openings: Loi, Yankee Bill’s, Meat Me

Greek newcomer Loi (which is replacing the old Compass restaurant) is getting closer to opening. Posted a couple of weeks ago that the Compass signage was still up despite the rumored mid-October opening, but MUW reader Sara just sent in this updated photo showing the new (and more colorful) Loi signage. Sara recently posted a [...]

Upper West Side Openings: Blossom Du Jour

According to MUW reader (and kindergarten classmate) Jessica, the Blossom Du Jour at 165 Amsterdam (between 67th & 68th) had their official grand opening yesterday. First mentioned in May, BDJ had been targeting a September 9th opening. Compared to other places in the neighborhood, being only a month behind schedule is actually pretty good!

Upper West Side Openings

Meant to post this last week, but I think I was so subconsciously disheartened that I couldn’t bring myself to it… The recent relocating of Hale & Hearty Soup and Pricewise has left two empty storefronts on Broadway, between 81st & 82nd. DNAinfo has the disappointing news that the spaces will be combined to house [...]