Finally, the hints of a new new, Westside-related restaurant are coming to fruition. A tipster alerted us that local blog Harlem + Bespoke recently posted on a new sign in the area, revealing that the restaurant in question would be called Vareli (Restaurant Lounge), filling the long-empty niche for Nice Restaurants With Artisan-Crafted Bronze Signs. They’ve got a website, too (, and are taking reservations–but not so fast! Bwog called to inquire and, after being met with a gruff “Who’s asking?” learned that our very own Per Se will be open in 10 to 12 days.

And, for the curious, Vareli appears to mean absolutely nothing in any language at all. Sic ’em, commenters!