The long-awaited Brookfield Place outpost of Parm has finally arrived. The roomy restaurant will start serving up its signature parm sandwiches, Torrisi mozz, and a whole slew of new options today at lunchtime, think: artichokes casino, rigatoni fra diavolo, and a Delmonico steak as a nod to the nearby iconic steakhouse. There's a smaller menu for takeout (and a big deli section) for all of those downtown lawyers and bankers who never leave the office.
The Torrisi boys are also offering a special sandwich named for their friend, the much-missed food writer Josh Ozersky, who passed away suddenly this May while in Chicago for the James Beard Awards. Fittingly for the Meatopia champion, the sandwich is beefy. It's inspired by the famous roast beef and mozzarella sandwich from Fiore's in Hoboken.
In another sign of food-world love, proceeds from opening day will go to Philly chef and restaurant owner Eli Kulp, who is recuperating from a spinal cord injury sustained during the recent Amtrak crash. Kulp and his business partner Ellen Yin are still planning to open High Street on Hudson in the West Village this fall. Here's their space: