Roast meat restaurant Rotisserie Georgette already has a replacement
Rotisserie Georgette, the fowl mecca opened by Georgette Farkas in 2013, has not even been shuttered a month and already, new owners have grabbed up the space at 14 East 60th Street. Nick Tsoulos and Nick Pashalis — who are partners with Tao Group’s Marc Packer in the uber popular Avra restaurants on East 48th Street, East 60th Street, and in Beverly Hills — have signed a lease on the location and plan to transform it into a traditional Italian restaurant, slated to open this summer. (Packer is not part of the new project.)
The focus of the new spot, which is next door to Avra Madison, will be Neopolitan pizza along with pastas, salads and more substantial dishes such as veal Milanese and chicken parmesan.
“Since we know the neighborhood so well, when the Georgette space became available we jumped at the opportunity,’’ said Tsoulos, who has also owned and operated Trata, Patsy’s Pizzerias, Angelo’s Pizzeria, and Good Burger. Rotisserie Georgette, which was opened by the 17-year Daniel Boulod vet Farkas, stayed open for six years on the Upper East Side — Beth Landman, contributing reporter
In other news:
— Ken Friedman — the Spotted Pig restaurateur who is accused of a range of sexual misconduct by 11 ex-employees — will have to fulfill the requirements of the $240,000 settlement reached with the former staffers, even if he files for bankruptcy, Attorney General Letitia James’s office told the Post.
— Time Out got its hands on new renderings for City Winery’s upcoming West 15th Street location overlooking the Hudson River. It’s set to open sometime in the spring.
— Lower Manhattan residents are divided over which tortilla is better, corn or flour.
— Popular upscale ice cream chain Van Leeuwen has introduced four new flavors for the winter including a ginger lemon poppy seed crumble and a marionberry cheesecake creation.
— Israel pita chain Miznon has a new pita sandwich for the month of February at its Chelsea market location. The blini pita has smashed potatoes, olive oil, sour cream, scallions, sea salt, and is topped with salmon roe. It’s $13.50 for all of that or $10.50 without the roe.
— Lower East Side’s celebrated Una Pizza Napoletana is now slinging pepperoni pies.
— Chelsea’s Cuban food-inspired diner Coppelia is looking to open a Lower East Side location.
— East Village izakaya spot the Izakaya is opening a second location in the neighborhood.
— Iconic NYC private club Friars Club won’t reopen until March because of flooding. Its dining room will remain closed even longer.
— An Italian marketplace and social club called Mercato Fabbrica may be coming to the border of Chinatown and Tribeca in a multi-story building formerly occupied by a Duane Reade. The market is set to open by year’s end, the New York Times reports.
— New Yorker critic Hannah Goldfield writes that new Williamsburg restaurant Leo — from the team behind Bushwick hit Ops — “presents a snapshot of our current culinary moment.”
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