Giovanni Rana Pastificio E Cucina has opened in Chelsea Market. The restaurant is the first full-service U.S. restaurant from renowned Italian fresh-pasta company Giovanni Rana.
Terrence Brennan's Picholine has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing more than half a million dollars in liabilities. The restaurant faces eviction. [Crain's]
The original Southern Hospitality on the Upper East Side has closed due to "circumstances beyond [their] control." The barbeque restaurant from Eytan Sugarman, Trace Ayala, and Justin Timberlake opened just over five years ago. The Hell's Kitchen and Denver locations remain in business. [Facebook via Eater NY]
Shea Gallante's Ciano is celebrating its reopening after Sandy by offering free corkage during dinner tonight. [Grub Street]
Sarabeth's has opened its first international location in Japan. With a two-hour wait on opening day, Japanese diners got the full New Yorkbrunch experience. [a href="http://en.rocketnews24.com/2012/11/06/new-yorks-famous-restaurant-sarabeths-opens-a-branch-in-shinjuku-may-not-have-what-it-takes-to-be-popular-in-japan/">Rocket News]