[Fatty Crab. Photograph by Eater photographer Noah Kalina]
1) Meatpacking District: It was all about Fatty Crab this week, as rising star Zak Pelaccio's (5 Ninth) new MePa Malaysisan opened to euphoric buzz. Get in fast and bring your menu tipsheet.
2) With the new comes the passing of the old. Restaurant closing reports from the East and West Village (and, separately, the passing of Hue), plus Hell's Kitchen (sort of).
3) West Village: Meantime, is ill-fated MarcoNY plotting a comeback?