Restaurant Wrap: Dora, Banjo Jim’s, Cocoron, Spitzer’s Corner, Russ & Daughters

Cappucino at Dora on East Broadway

In neighborhood restaurant news today:

  • Get your late-afternoon cappucino a little earlier from now until Labor Day: Dora tells us via Facebook they will close at 4 p.m. until then.
  • Tonight’s the finale for music bar Banjo Jim’s in the East Village, EV Grieve reports. Next up at that location: artisanal cocktails.
  • Cocoron, the Delancey Street soba shop, draws the eye of the Wall Street Journal.
  • Serious Eats revisits Spitzer’s Corner’s hamburgers three years after its first review, and finds them in need of a higher grade of beef.
  • A new Vimeo video shows 90 seconds’ worth of life inside Russ & Daughters.
  • Bowery Boogie reports rumors of a new venture at the old Imperial Tavern on Ludlow Street.
  • Do food trucks need letter grades from the health department? The mayor thinks so, according to the WSJ’s Metropolis blog.