Odds and Ends

More on Willow: This coming soon spot now has a Web site up, which describes the cuisine as "combining the finest available American ingredients with traditional French and Italian techniques in an artful, yet straightforward 'Modern Continental' style." That's quite a mouthful. Also, in keeping tabs on a hometown girl, The Buffalo News (via a donrockwell.com post) reported that Willow will open Sept. 6, "the same day that ... O'Grady will be married to Brian Wo[l]ken, director of operations for the new restaurant ... . After the ceremony, she'll change from her bridal gown to chefs' whites and prepare dinner for 500 customers." Talk about having a lot on your plate ...

Restaurant Week Extensions: If you missed the chance to take advantage of Restaurant Week, check out the few places that are extending the deal. Please comment if you know of others.
• Oya: Lunch and dinner Sundays through Thursdays until Sept. 1
• Corduroy: Lunch through Friday, Aug. 12, and dinner through Saturday, Aug. 13 (reservations required)
• 701: Lunch and dinner through Sunday, Aug. 14
• Butterfield 9: Lunch and dinner through Sunday, Aug. 14
• Ortanique: Dinner through Saturday, Aug. 13
• Finemondo: Lunch and dinner through Saturday, Aug. 13
• Tuscana West: Lunch and dinner through Saturday, Aug. 13

Vacation Time: Congressmen aren't the only ones leaving town this month. The List reports that the following restaurants are taking short vacations:
CityZen: Aug. 21-Sept. 9
Charlie Palmer Steak: Aug. 7-24
• Cashion's Eat Place: Aug. 22-Sept. 6
• Johnny's Half Shell: Aug. 21-Sept. 6
• Maestro: Til Sept. 8


Anonymous said...

Lavandou is closed till late August too. Can't remember the exact date, but they have a (very cute) sign posted in their front window.

Anonymous said...

And AV Italiano is closed through the 22nd of August.

Amanda said...

Thanks! Have you heard anything about AV selling the hallowed space?

Anonymous said...

Also, Maestro is closed from Sunday, August 21 to Thursday, September 8, 2005.