This week's top dish from Eater NY, Curbed's restaurant, bar, and nightlife blog...
1) East Village: Shuttered and sold Bowery icon the Amato Opera will come back as a "new bar/restaurant/theater experience" from the owners of the V Bar mini-chain. More details (think magicians) right here.
2) Union Square: This week in Union Square T.G.I. Friday's news: ribbon cuttings! stils! politician no-shows! greenmarket?
3) Midtown: The Times Square Shake Shack is so young, yet is already exhibiting the characteristics of its older brothers. Crazy line alert!
4) Greenwich Village: When the gastropubs of West 8th Street (lookin' at you, Rabbit in the Moon) start adopting Miami club tactics, it's time for us all to look deep within ourselves and ask the important question of what it all means. We miss the Shoe District!
· Eater NY [ny.eater.com]