A breakfast pizza and coffee shop is headed to Hell’s Kitchen
East Village pizzeria and coffee shop Baker’s Pizza & Espresso is opening Tuesday in Hell’s Kitchen. Stumptown coffee and Underwest Donuts will be sold alongside breakfast slices, such as one with speck, egg, cheddar, chives, and black pepper. It will be open daily at 754 10th Ave., between 51st and 52nd streets, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. The full menu is below.
Other openings, closings, and coming attractions
Tea shop Ateaz has opened on the Upper East Side at 1575 Second Ave. Across Central Park, Kosher Asian restaurant West Side Wok and Konata Sushi Bar will open at 691 Amsterdam Ave. Significantly further south, the rice noodle cart at the corner of East Broadway and Rutgers Street is back after the owner had knee surgery. A coffee shop called 787 Coffee will open at 131 E. Seventh St., while a location of Mexican chain Calexico has applied to go into 99 Second Ave. Brooklyn Thai restaurant Thai Direct is going into 131 Ave. A, and a Chinese skewer restaurant called Gala on Saturday has put up signage at 92 Third Ave.
Dine-in theater Nitehawk will open in Park Slope this year
The upcoming Park Slope across from Prospect Park location of Nitehawk Cinema is finally coming together. Opening this year, the seven-theater space at historic 188 Prospect Park West will have the usual dine-in situation where moviegoers order dinner at their seats and are served while the movie plays.
Chicken-obsessed chef has left Le Coq Rico
Chicken restaurant Le Coq Rico is without its acclaimed chef. Antoine Westermann has left an active role at the Gramercy restaurant, though staying on a stakeholder. But executive chef Guillaume Ginther is still in place to continue making the well-received heritage chicken and other fowl roasts.
Update: This post previously said that Nitehawk is opening in Prospect Heights. It is in Park Slope.