More of Pio Pio and Mermaid
Not sure if this has been posted as of yet (the search function no longer provides for chronological listings), but the Times reports that Pio Pio is expanding to the UWS:
"PIO PIO SALON - What had been Sipan, a Peruvian restaurant, has become the second Manhattan link in the Peruvian rotisserie chicken chain that has outlets in the Bronx and Queens: 702 Amsterdam Avenue (94th Street), (212) 665-3000."
And also "MIKE PRICE, the chef at the Mermaid Inn for the last three and a half years, plans to open his own seafood-oriented place, as yet unnamed, this summer at 54 Carmine Street (Bedford Street), the former Shopsin’s location."
More of some good things! :)