Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Opening & Closing & Etc.

• The latest reports from the Greater Capital Region on restaurants and food vendor openings, closings and transitions, as well as occasional entries from Vermont, the Berkshires, and the Catskills.


Worthy Burger Too will open this Thursday in Waitsfield, VT. It will have the same menu as the original Worthy Burger, which opened in South Royalton in 2012. The signature burgers are made from grass-fed beef and grilled over a hardwood fire. The kitchen will be run by chef Eric Hodet, formerly of the South Royalton restaurant, and Cavan Little from Worthy Kitchen in Woodstock. The new venue, which seats 85, is located at 114 Mad River Green. Hours: from 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and from 11 a.m. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Phone: 802-496-2575.


• Well, that didn't last long. Chef-owner Danny Urschel has shuttered his restaurant Mio Posto on Albany's Lark Street after less than a year and a half in business there. Mio Posto originally operated in downtown Saratoga Springs but closed after a November 2016 fire. The Albany location had briefly been home to the Lark & Lily Wine Bar & Kitchen and before that the Wine Bar and Bistro for about seven years. Urschel posted nothing about the closing on the restaurant's Facebook page, but its website states unequivocally and tersely: "Closed. Mio Posto would like to say thank you to all who supported us through the past few years. Our family will miss you."

• Café Salud VT, which offered the unlikely trio of bagels, tacos, and ice cream since its late-June opening in Randolph, VT, already has closed. Owner Sarah Natvig, who also owns the Black Krim Tavern in Randolph, said in a Facebook posting, "Cafe Salud was a great experience for me, however I realized that I only need one restaurant! Making the decision to have two businesses was separating me from my family too much ... so come visit us at the Krim." The Black Krim Tavern, named for the heirloom tomato variety, is located at 21 Merchants Row. Hours: 4:30 to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. Phone: 802-728-6776.

The Storm Café in Middlebury, VT, will close after service this Sunday. John Hughes has operated the restaurant in the historic Old Stone Mill building at 3 Mill Street for nearly 13 years. However, Middlebury College, which owns the building, is considering other uses for the structure and told Hughes it would not renew his lease. The circa 1840 structure is in need of repairs and, other than The Storm Cafe, essentially is vacant. Hughes will embark on a new job as the chef at Salisbury Community School, where his twin daughters are students and his wife is on staff.


The former Bonefish Grill building in Colonie is under renovation to become home to another seafood restaurant, this one called The Boil Shack. Bill Chow, who was involved in the openings of the Zen Asian Fusion restaurant in Schenectady and Jade Bistro in Scotia, is the "creative consultant" behind the project. A Facebook posting for job applicants says "We plan on opening the second half of November." The venue is at 59 Wolf Road, near Colonie Center, in  a portion of what originally was a Borders book store. The only local venue of The Bonefish Grill chain abruptly closed without public notice in February 2017.

No comments:

Post a Comment