The Fatty Crew is permanently closing Fatty 'Cue on Carmine Street after service this weekend. The restaurant opened in 2011 and quickly earned raves from the critics, with much of the praise directed at chef/owner Zak Pelaccio. But Pelaccio started drifting away from the group about a year after the opening of Fatty 'Cue West Village, and last fall, he confirmed that he was completely done with the company.
In a statement about the closure of Fatty 'Cue, restaurateur Rick Camac notes: "The concept will live on in retail product offerings and as menu items in future Fatty Crab restaurants (most all new Crabs will have a 'Cue component on the menu). We hope to see all of our friends & fans this weekend so that we can raise a glass to the people who made 'Cue so much fun." The restaurateur also hints at expansion to "London, Dubai, Brazil and Singapore" but the group is starting to focus on "licensing and operational partnerships." The original Brooklyn location of Fatty 'Cue closed last year. Now, the only New York restaurant that the Fatty Crew operates is the original location of Fatty Crab in the West Village.
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