And so begins a new chapter at the psychedelic Thai restaurant Kurve. For the better part of a year, Andy Yang's ever exciting but poorly received 2nd Avenue spot has been slowly transforming into a second branch of his Michelin-starred Greenwich Village hit Rhong Tiam. First he started cooking Rhong Tiam's food in Kurve's kitchen for delivery orders, calling it Rhong Tiam East. Then came the Rhong Tiam Remixed nights, where RT's food was served alongside Kurve's in the dining room. Then Yang actually added Rhong Tiam signage to the door (along with a lunch buffet), slowly removing the Kurve moniker, and touted the sister restaurant's Michelin rating in the window.
Now the inevitable. Bret Thorn brings the official word that it will indeed officially relaunch in the coming weeks. And in other news, Yang is opening more RT outposts, one on Bowery and Delancey in Collective Hardware and one in New Jersey. Kurve, we here at Eater will miss you very, very, very much. Please hold on to that decor.
· Kurve Unkurving [Food Writer's Diary]
· All Kurve Coverage [~ENY~]