On September 20, chefs Justin Slojkowski and Dave Gulino will bid farewell to the coffee shop Box Kite, where they host their critically-acclaimed nightly chef's counter dinner in the tiny space. The pair is planning to open their own place in a larger space somewhere in the East Village, with seating for 20 at a bar that looks onto an open kitchen, according to Grub Street. The menu will probably be different, but the two hope to bring the sense of intimacy of Box Kite with them. "We definitely want to have a restaurant where the sweaty chefs are handing you food and talking to you about it," explains Slojkowski.
The new space is slated for November, but until then, the two will host a series of pop-ups this fall. No word yet on where those pop-ups will take place, but stay tuned. The Box Kite space likely won't remain empty in the evening for long. The chefs are talking to the owners about consulting on "a bar program that will work in such a small, weird space," says Slojkowski.
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