I’m keeping close tabs on the progress of the new Rye Grill & Bar, which is due to open sometime this year (the old one was razed last summer). I miss the place! Not just because I live across the street, but because it was always a reliable spot to grab a beer or watch a game. I’ve heard the new and improved restaurant will have a lounge with fireplaces on the second floor. Nice. Bring on those cold winter nights. Construction seems to have picked up to a feverish pace, so let’s hope it opens soon. Here’s a pic of the progress:
Another interesting development in Rye is the arrival of a Chinese restaurant called China Garden. It’s under construction, right across the street from Hand Rolled Bagels on Purdy St. I walked by the other day and it definitely looks like a takeout joint, which is fine with me. We’ve got plenty of good restaurants in town- sometimes you just need some quick and easy food to go.