Seen & Heard: China Blue Is Opening This Week

••• Opening for dinner on Thursday: China Blue, the much-anticipated Chinese restaurant in the former Capsouto Frères space. (And everyone saves 20% this Thursday and Friday.) Lunch starts Monday, Dec. 16.

dylan prime 3113••• Good news: Dylan Prime reopens on Dec. 18. I’ll get you a preview of the room (and the menu, I hope) before then….

••• I popped into Broadway Spirits, the new liquor store at 315 Broadway (Thomas-ish), after Adam told me that he was impressed by some of what it stocked—Carpano Antica, certain Italian wines—and getting the sense its prices are low. The atmosphere is bare bones, and the sales clerk was so intent on helping me that I fear I was rude when I insisted that he leave me alone, but a big bottle of Tanqueray —I love the color of the bottle—was $43.99, versus $48.99 at City Hall Wines & Spirits on Chambers. That’s only one benchmark, but still….

••• Want to volunteer at Sunday’s new Amsterdam Market? Sure you do! Email

••• Meet photographer/TV personality Nigel Barker at Cristina Dos Santos on Saturday, 2-4 p.m.—he’ll be there autographing skateboards from his Shut NYC line.

Nigel Barker event at Cristina Dos Santos

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  1. Nice to have something opening up in the Capsouto brothers space… That was always such a warm spot in our neighborhood. Good vibes going out to China Blue

  2. Any look at the menus for China Blue or Dylan?

  3. I love movie references.