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Kings of Neighborhood Restaurants Add a Mediterranean Spot to Their Mix

Vicki Freeman and Marc Meyer turned Hundred Acres into Shuka

A white table full of salad, spreads, pita, and skewered meat Shuka/Facebook

Restaurateurs Vicki Freeman and Marc Meyer — the team behind perennial neighborhood favorites like Vic’s and Cookshop — will soon be running a full-on Mediterranean restaurant in Soho.

The duo recently flipped the Hundred Acres space at 38 MacDougal Street near Prince Street into Shuka, a Mediterranean restaurant with dishes like roasted corn hummus and tagine with cod. The chef from Hundred Acres Ayesha Nurdjaja, an alum of Felidia and A Voce, is staying on board. She has been working with Freeman and Meyer at the restaurant since 2015, and she had been adding Mediterranean dishes to the menu since she was hired, such as labneh and shawarma-spiced chicken.

But the switch brings changes to the decor and menu, like more blue accents and Moroccan pillows. Other dishes include a vegetable paella, Spanish mackerel, and halloumi flatbread with garlic, za-atar, and basil.

Hundred Acres had a long run. It had been open since 2008, and before that, Freeman and Meyer ran a restaurant called Provence in the space. Currently, the restaurant is under construction and is expected to reopen to the public on Friday, September 8 for dinner as Shuka. Stay tuned for more.


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