The married couple behind popular Nolita Thai restaurant Uncle Boons is going American for a new restaurant in the same neighborhood, the Times reports. Chefs Ann Redding and Matt Danzer, who met while working in Per Se's kitchen, debuted Uncle Boons in 2013 and have continued to impress, earning their first Michelin star earlier this year for their consistent and affordable Thai food. The new restaurant, Mr. Donahue's, is named after one of Mr. Danzer's grandfathers. This will be a small space with 20 seats and a focus on delivery.
Inspired by diners and restaurants in the South, Mr. Donahue's will offer a meat-and-three type meal, where diners will choose a meat dish and options from a changing menu of sides. Those sides could include vegetables, oysters, or homemade Vienna sausage. Despite the intense flavors at Uncle Boons, Redding and Danzer told the Times that the new restaurant would be "simple." "I just want a piece of meat," Redding said, "and I just want some sides." They hope to open in early December.