No Breslin sibling at the Bowery Ace
Another Ace Hotel shows signs of progress in the former Salvation Army location at 225 Bowery with Bowery Boogie pointing to “rooftop appendages” for the rooftop bar following the interior gutting: “Eventually, this new construction will look something like this.” Though the hotel will feature a 130-seat restaurant, last we checked, Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield are not setting up a restaurant in that location, despite that The Breslin and The John Dory anchor the NoMad’s Ace.
Tulum in New York
Exciting news for those who can’t afford to jet off to Tulum, as well as those who miss their vacation dinner at Hartwood: Eric Werner is cooking at Chefs Club (275 Mulberry Street) on June 22 and 23. The Peasant alum and master of open-fire cooking will prepare five Hartwood dishes for an à la carte menu. You can book through Open Table here.
Shoolbred’s is closing
EVGrieve reports that Shoolbred’s at 197 Second Avenue will close on Sunday after nearly ten years in the neighborhood because the rent’s too high. "It is appropriate that we should be closing on Father's Day weekend," co-owner Robert Morgan told the blog, "Shoolbred's was designed as 'Your Father's Bar, while your father is away on business.'" Morgan also runs Kingston Hall on Second Avenue and Baci e Vendetta on Avenue A with Nic Ratner.
A Bronx Tale’s Chazz Palminteri moves his restaurant
The man who wrote and performed the Broadway show — now playing at the Longacre Theatre — also has a namesake restaurant that he’s moving from Second Avenue to 30 West 46th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues at the Cambria Hotel later this month. The restaurant has resided at its current location since 2015.
It’s herring season, don’t you know?
Grand Central Oyster Bar kicked off its Holland Herring Festival that runs through June 30, with an event earlier this week with the higher-ups from the Netherlands Consulate. The delicacy arrives air-expressed from Scheveningen, The Netherlands, on the North Sea where herring is caught. For the next two weeks, they’ll be served with hard-boiled egg, sweet onion, and chives, priced starting at $7.
Mark your calendar: Rosé soiree at Roberta’s
Next Sunday there’s a rosé soiree on Sunday, June 25 from noon to 6 p.m. Wine guy Hugh Crickmore will feature over thirty natural, organic, and biodynamic rosés from producers from around the world. They’ll also be serving porchetta and pizzas from the take-out bakery.
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