After 10 years in the West Village, the charming date night favorite August shut the doors to its petite atrium and went looking for a new home late in June. Now, Flo Fab reports that the restaurant will reopen at 791 Lexington Avenue in a month or so. Josh Eden, August's most recent chef and a managing partner, promises that the team will try to bring some of the feel and flavor of the original uptown. In that spirit, some of the menu items will remain the same, including roast chicken with green bean salad and tarte flambe.
Also, coming up this season, Almond will open its third location in the rather large former Kutsher's Tribeca space. In mid-August, Kutsher's said it was just going on summer vacation to do some renovations, clearly that was not the case. At the time Zach Kutsher wrote that he was also looking into hosting a Midtown pop-up, but no word on whether that will still materialize.
Update: Zach Kutsher says the Kutsher's company is still doing catering and that both the pop-up and a relocation are in the works. More details to follow, as they become available.