Restaurant round-up: Bar Velo and Taqueria Santa Fe open, Paulie Gee’s gets petitioned and more

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Bar Velo

In Williamsburg, a new vegetarian restaurant and bar has opened in the former home of Moto called Bar Velo:

Longtime Williamsburg haunt Cafe Moto has been reborn as a cycling enthusiast’s temple to two-wheeled transportation called Bar Velo, opening Monday on Broadway. John McCormick shut down his 14-year restaurant a few months back to retool the design a bit and update the menu to be completely vegetarian. And in the spring, they’ll launch Velo-To-Go, offering grocery-type things like bread, fruit and flowers plus…cycling gear. [Read more…]

Williamsburg institution Moto has closed

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This closing is going to break a lot of hearts. Moto was an institution — unpretentious, beautifully designed and one of the few remaining “neighborhood” places to survive the rent hikes. [Read more…]