Restaurant Row’s Continued Rush Hour
Liz Padilla died almost right outside Surreal Café, the upscale diner run by one of my neighbors which unfortunately went out of business a few weeks ago. The space has been taken over by the people from the Hill Diner on Court Street in Carroll Gardens; under the new name Miriam (what?), it looks like it’s going to open in time for the holiday weekend.
The same seems to be set for Night and Day, which took over another failed restaurant on 5th Avenue. (What’s interesting here is that even when a restaurant fails on this Park Slope strip, another one steps in immediately.) And Bogota Bistro, which has won itself considerable publicity and much good will by ‘blogging’ all its preparations, is planning its grand opening Tuesday. At some point, you would think, the restaurant rush will slow down. But not yet: I saw at least another three storefronts being worked on in just eight blocks yesterday.