After Hurricane Sandy destroyed Barbarini Alimentari in the South Street Seaport, the two couples that operated the restaurant went their separate ways. But one half of the original team, Stefano Barbagallo and Adriana Luque, are now planning to reopen the space as a new restaurant called Barbalu. The duo recently set up a Facebook page and Twitter account for this new project. The description from Facebook:
Barbalu is the marriage (literally) of husband and wife team Stefano Barbagallo and Adriana Luque.Their new Italian restaurant will be opening in late spring, just a stone's throw from the South Street Seaport. The couple proves their continued commitment to this historic district with the decision to rebuild in the same location as their old restaurant Barbarini, which was completely destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.The other couple that operated Barbarini, Claudio and Linda Marini, hope to open another restaurant outside of the Seaport area. For more on how these two couples have dealt with the aftermath of the storm, check out Eater's original documentary series The Sandy Chronicles.
· Barbalu [Facebook]
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