Two top Tribeca restaurants are shutting down for the winter
Beloved Tribeca restaurants the Tribeca Grill and Bâtard — both part of Drew and Tracy Nieporent’s Myriad Restaurant Group — are set to shut down for the winter months with plans to reopen in the spring, the Tribeca Citizen reports.
With reports that indoor dining will likely get shut down in the coming weeks due to the rising COVID-19 cases citywide, and the fact that outdoor dining will become increasingly untenable in the colder weather, Tracy Nieporent tells the Tribeca Citizen that it was “not rational” to keep the restaurants going for now.
Both restaurants had initially shutdown in March following the state-mandated order to close restaurants and bars. They reopened in August for outdoor dining, followed by limited indoor dining at the end of September, but with uncertainty around what the next several months might look like for the hospitality industry Nieporent tells the Tribeca Citizen that it made sense to take a pause.
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— The latest monthly collaboration at Black Seed Bagels come from Justin Bazdarich, the chef at Michelin-starred Mexican Greenpoint restaurant Oxomoco. The barbacoa bagel sandwich ($19) — made with slow-roasted lamb barbacoa and salsa de chile morita — is available at all six currently open Black Seed locations through the end of December.
— Cult-hit cookie purveyor Chip City — formerly known as Chip NYC — is giving a free cookie with every purchase to the first 100 customers at all five of its NYC locations this Friday, December 4, according to a restaurant spokesperson.
— Chef Suzanne Cupps’s vegetable-focused restaurant 232 Bleecker is teaming up with Park Slope bakery Winner on its friends and family meal series. Available between December 7 and 11, the $17 menu will include chicory salad, hot honey carrots, and einkorn lasagna. Pre-orders are available starting Friday. 232 Bleecker has also created some holiday meal kits.
— Some Staten Islanders protested the arrest of pub owner Danny Presti for keeping his bar open past the state-mandated curfew despite multiple warnings.
— Fred’s, the restaurant within department store Barneys, is set to make a comeback sometime next year as part of the store’s revamp under new ownership.
— Retail establishment Kith’s food arm Kith Treats is hosting a pop-up this weekend in collaboration with Lucky Charms at the Bryant Park Winter Village. The pop runs December 4 through December 6 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
— Burger chain Shake Shack has created a truffle-focussed menu along with speciality foods brand Regalis that will run through the month of December, according to a spokesperson. Menu items like black truffle burger and black truffle shroom burger will be available at the Madison Square Park and Upper West Side locations through the end of this month.
— Could go for this boozy hot chocolate right now: