Upper West Side Openings & Relocations: Jalapeno, Emerald Inn, Tasti D-Lite (Minus The Promised Planet Smoothie…)

Wrote back in February about a reliable source telling me that Upper West Side Mexican restaurant Jalapeno is slated to move into the former Lansky’s Old World Deli space at 235 Columbus (Lanksy’s unexpectedly closed near the end of February). The move is now confirmed, as Jalapeno recently applied to Community Board 7 for a [...]

UWS Openings: Dakota Bar, Tasti D-Lite & Planet Smoothie Combo, Mystery Juice Bar, Amigos

Wrote last month that Dakota Bar was getting closer to opening in the former Earthen Oven space at Columbus & 72nd (53 W. 72nd) The bar has been in the works since October 2011 and is owned by Jennifer Klein, a former Jordache model and one of the founding partners of UWS wine bar Wine [...]

UWS Openings: Casa Pomona, Tasti D-Lite

UPDATE 11/2: So it turns out the restaurant hasn’t opened yet. However, they are hosting a benefit dinner for the New York Cares’ Hurricane Sandy relief fund on Monday, 11/5. Posted last month that Spanish/tapas newcomer Casa Pomona was slated to open at 507 Columbus, between 84th & 85th (previously home to Tale Thai). Looks [...]

UWS Openings & Closings: Numero 28 Cucina, Mike’s Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen, Tasti D-Lite, Alamo Drafthouse

UPDATE 10/3: A few photos and additional details on Numero 28 Cucina from Thrillist Posted last month that Lisca Ristorante had closed (660 Amsterdam, between 92nd & 93rd) . It didn’t take long to find out what’s moving in — Numero 28 is opening their first Upper West Side location. In addition to having “normal” [...]

UWS Openings: Tasti D-Lite, El Mitote, Variazioni

UPDATE 10/1: Turns out this is NOT a new Tasti D-Lite. The one on Broadway has closed and is relocating to the space pictured above sometime in October. Looks like the neighborhood is getting a new Tasti D-Lite — it will be the fourth location on the UWS. Oddly, this one is opening barely a [...]