At last night's Community Board 1 meeting, longtime Lure Fishbar GM Robert Collins presented plans for a Mexican seafood restaurant in the West Broadway space that currently houses Churrascaria Tribeca. A sample menu included raw bar items, ceviches, tiraditos, salads, soups, grilled fish dishes, steaks, and chops. The application also noted that Collins and his crew wanted to have
a "full-time mixologist on staff lighting drinks on fire." So, it basically sounds like a cross between Lure Fishbar and El Toro Blanco, but with flaming drinks. Tribeca Citizen reports that the board unanimously voted to approve the liquor license application, although it's not entirely clear if Collins and his partners have signed the lease just yet. Churrascaria Tribeca is still currently open for business.
Collins has been an integral part of the Lure/B & B/El Toro Blanco team for many years, but at least he's not moving too far away from the restaurants in the McDonald/Capon empire. No word yet on when this new restaurant, which is tentatively called Pescado, will open, or when Collins will leave the Lure family. In other CB1 news, Experimental Cocktail Club's Romee De Goriainoff sends word that he got initial approval for his proposed wine bar at 247 Centre Street.
· How Does a Mexican Seafood Restaurant Sound? [TC]
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