East Village cocktail spot The Beagle is reopening this Saturday, after closing for renovations back in July. As owner Matthew Piacentini told Eater back when he and co-owner Dan Greenbaum started the break, the Beagle 2.0 is going to serve a full food menu (as opposed to just small plates). It looks like the opening chef Garrett Eagleton is out, with former 'inoteca chef de cuisine Jeffrey Ryan Creager taking over the kitchen.
On the drinks side, the Beagle team is expanding the sherry list while keeping the focus on cocktails, of course. They're calling Creager's food menu "comfortable, approachable fare," with an opening menu that includes a BLT, a half chicken served with heirloom tomatoes, pistachios and basil, and a melon and arugula salad. The space itself has been opened up a bit with banquettes replacing chairs, new windows and a new paint job.
Blistered Shishito Peppers with Roasted Corn Queso
Polenta Fried Oysters with Sauce Gribiche, Scallion, and Cilantro
Fried Fingerling Potato with Foie, Charred Onion, and Pickled Chilis
Melon & Arugula Salad with Mint, Cantaloupe, and Fennel
Burrata & Salmon with Dill, Mustard, and Salmon Roe
Meats & Cheese - 3 of each served with bread & accouterments
Clams with Fennel and Salsa Verde
BLT with Heirloom Tomato, Bibb Lettuce, and Roasted Garlic Aioli
Skate Wing Sandwich with Sauce Gribiche, Iceberg, and Marinated Tomato
Half Chicken with Heirloom Tomatoes, Pistachio, and Basil
Olive Oil Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream and Blueberries
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