Break out the cowboy hats and stirrups: A new gay lounge called Stallion is slated to open a block north of Workers Stadium near April Gourmet. A source says Stallion will feature an all-white décor and focus on cocktails. It will add to the growing number of gay spots in the area, including neighbors The Half and Alfa, with its weekly event, along with Destinations and McQueen’s.
On the same street, Moroccan grill Argana has seen a shakep-up as mercurial head man Youssef has left the restaurant and a team led by Gus Zhang has taken over. Argana might see some tweaking but it looks like much of the staff remains and it should be business as usual.
In other restaurant departures, Paul Mathew has left as manager at Flamme though he will stay involved as a drinks consultant and man the bar on the Wednesday Martini and Manhattan nights, starting from next week. Food consultant Jeff Powell, who has done work with Element Fresh, Gung Ho Pizza and Kro’s Nest, left Flamme several months ago and has been doing a project with the Bellagio group. Current employee Helen Jin is taking over as floor supervisor at Flamme.
Look for the new Kro’s Nest to open kitty corner to Salsa Caribe in Sanlitun South mid-summer. Working is coming along, says Olfa “Kro” Bauer, who adds that Kro’s Nest will add new soups, appetizers, pizzas and desserts to its menu at the end of the month. He also says Robbie Hennebry, who has played at Danger Doyle’s, Stumble Inn, Fubar and Paddy O’Shea’s, will soon be strumming and singing at Kro’s several nights per week.
Finally, Fatburger has opened its newest outlet, this one at China World Mall 1…