Things just keep getting better at Ethan Stowell’s Anchovies & Olives, where the sidewalk dining area is open and packing ’em in this week…Down the street and around the corner, the charming Cafe Stellina in the Piston and Ring Building appears to have closed (if locked and papered doors and a filled-up message box can be taken as indicators). Stay tuned.
Local Fonte Coffee Roaster is about to get a shiny hometown flagship presence, on First Avenue just south of Fran’s Chocolates at the new Four Seasons Hotel. Look later this month for the opening of the coffee and wine bar, which features culinary consultation from Jason Wilson of Crush and former Herbfarm sommelier Tysan Dutta to run the wine bar…And speaking of coffee, the Starbucks at U-Village—the really huge, really busy one that was closed a few months for remodeling—reopened this week. More seating space and a cleaner, more open look (with re-used materials) are the hallmarks.