Adios, Bar Basque

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Basque missed a beat. Photo: Brea Souders/New York Magazine

Gael Greene breaks the news that Jeffrey Chodorow's Bar Basque is out of Eventi and Jimmy Haber's ESquared Hospitality is in, explaining that "the lively young bar crowd never did quite mesh with the gourmand aspiration on the dining terrace. And serious eaters, me included, complained about the monster television screen across the courtyard intruding in our great mackeral moments." Basque's last day is April 29th, with Haber's new project sliding in May 1. [Insatiable Critic]