Everybodyâ€™s waiting for the Rye Grill to reopen. Pearl Management Group (Rubyâ€™s Oyster Bar, Morgans Fish House, Lexington Square Cafe, The Tap House) razed the building and is rebuilding from the bottom up. Owner Jim Sullivan hopes to open before the holidays this year. â€œPeople want The Rye Grill back,â€ he says. â€œThey stop me in the street to compliment me on the new design.â€ That design? At timeless clapboard look that will sport a clock tower, a front porch, private rooms and two bars. The menu will cater to everyone: burgers, fish, steaks, salads for lunch and dinner. â€œThe same idea as we did but done better,â€ says Sullivan.1 Depot Plaza, Rye. No phone yet.
Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.