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Fall Restaurant Rush begins now
RESTAURANTS • Intel
September: Our favorite month of the year in NYC, full of energy and a slate of new restaurant openings sweeping through the city. At FOUND, we call it Fall Restaurant Rush, and it begins now.
But first, a quick catchup on August, which wasn’t exactly dead:
In Williamsburg, Missy Robbins and Sean Feeney opened Misipasta, an IRL extension of their pasta delivery service/grocery.
Danny Meyer shuttered the relocated Maialino and Marta.
In the Department of Ongoing Heartbreaks, Shake Shack opened in the Lower East Side space last inhabited by beloved Schiller’s Liquor Bar.
Looking to 2024: The Claud team signed a lease for the space upstairs from their restaurant to house raw bar Penny, which they hope to open next spring. Chef Michael White’s prodigal return to Manhattan, rumored by FOUND, is confirmed for next year at an unnamed Italian spot at 520 Madison Ave. in Midtown.
In September, FOUND will be closely tracking these openings:
Gabe Stulman and April Bloomfield’s Fort Greene newcomer Sailor
Bangkok Supper Club, a sibling of sorts to Fish Cheeks, set to open on Hudson at the edge of the Meatpacking District
In the old Montrachet space in Tribeca, Eulalie, from Tina Vaughn and Chip Smith of The Simone
Naks, Filipino in the East Village, from the white-hot Unapologetic Foods (Dhamaka, Semma, Adda)
Laissez Faire in the Beekman Hotel, a handsome cocktail spot from the principals behind Freeman’s and Outer Heaven, opening Thursday
Also new on the bar scene: Tigre, on the Lower East Side, from the Maison Premiere team (opening date TBA)
Come October, we’ll be at Figure Eight, a New American Chinese sister to Silver Apricot in the old Pearl Oyster Bar location on Cornelia St., and Swoony’s, a non-Italian sister to Cafe Spaghetti on Columbia St. in Brooklyn. Also, find us at the brand new Fifth Avenue Hotel in Nomad (above), where Andrew Carmellini is prepping Café Carmellini, as well as at Four Twenty Five, a Jean-Georges production in Midtown with Jonathan Benno in the kitchen. And then there’s the opening of the Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center — but that’s getting ahead of ourselves.