Kinfolk’s hamachi crudo. Photo via Facebook.
A couple of pieces of restaurant news on Cortland: first, ~RED HILL STATION~ will be moving into the Blue Star Elephant space, which will be close at the end of April. Eater reports the owners are chef Taylor Pederson and Amy Reticker (operations), who have both worked at Anchor Oyster Bar. When the 28-seat, neighborhood-friendly restaurant opens in late May/early June (hopefully), the menu will be centered on sustainably sourced seafood (oysters, clams, mussels, etc.), plus eight Cali-style dishes. Bonus: there will also be a fish market, opening at 4pm. Beer, wine, and weekend brunch are also in the plans. 803 Cortland Ave. at Ellsworth.
With the closure of 903 Cortland, pop-up ~KINFOLK~ needed to find some new digs. Ends up chef-owner Greg Lutes found a location to go permanent: Scoop reports he’ll be opening his own place in the former Pizza Express. There will be 40 seats; look for an opening this summer. 919 Cortland Ave. at Gates.