Locanda Verde chef Andrew Carmellini mentions on his website today that he will name his new Soho restaurant in the Cub Room space, one of the big anticipated openings of the fall, The Dutch.
Carms tells Pete Wells that the word doesn't really mean anything special but that it evokes the feeling of a neighborhood restaurant, adding it's "a little bit old school, a little bit O.G., a little bit Damon Runyonesque, maybe." Also, it references that New York was once a Dutch colony and he thought the name "would look good on a pack of matches."
We're just glad he didn't call it Carmaggedon.
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