I have no idea where the time has gone, but its been six months since Candle Cafe West, an offshoot of the popular East Side organic and vegetarian/vegan eateries Candle Cafe and Candle 79, opened its doors on the Upper West Side (2427 Broadway, between 89th & 90th). Unsurprisingly (given its pedigree), the restaurant has [...]
UPDATE 6/21: Pet Central is officially open Frequent tipster Jim sent in the photo above, showing a new Pet Central store is moving into the space at 2643 Broadway (between 100th & 101st).
As I mentioned earlier today, I’m traveling until Sunday. With that in mind, here’s a slightly abbreviated “I’m On Vacation” edition of “Openings & Closings”:
Looks like 2427 Broadway (between 89th & 90th) is turning over again. In 2009, Accademia di Vino moved in to what had previously been home to Dock’s Oyster Bar, and eventually that transformed into Trattoria di Vino. TDV recently closed to make way for yet another new restaurant: Candle Cafe West — an offshoot of [...]
Another day, another Upper West Side Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf update (with plenty of non-Coffee Bean stuff too). Thanks to MUW reader Chari’s photo above, we now have some concrete evidence they plan to open a location at 79th & Columbus.
Mentioned back in September that half of Avventura (461-463 Amsterdam, between 82nd & 83rd) closed. The 463 Amsterdam half of Avventura is still open, and now we know what’s coming to the empty half at 461 Amsterdam.
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!
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 [...]
The Real Deal is reporting that Hummus Kitchen is opening an Upper West Side outpost in the former Allan & Suzi space on the corner of Amsterdam & 80th. They’ve got three other locations throughout the city and reviews seem to be mostly positive. Their menu options include both kosher and vegan items. If you [...]
In last night’s “Openings & Closes” post I mentioned Blossom Du Jour, a new organic/vegan/vegetarian/kosher joint with the tagline “Shrewd Fast Food.” I just came across a rather extensive review of their Chelsea location on www.Healthy-Happy-Life.com. Author Kathy Patalsky raves about the place, providing a ton of information and photos. I don’t see why the [...]
Each month, My Upper West chooses an Upper West Side business as Pick of the Month. These businesses are part of what makes our neighborhood great, and we highly recommend checking them out if you haven’t yet had the chance. This month’s pick is Josie’s, the restaurant that focuses on healthful and wholesome ingredients on [...]