One of fall’s most highly anticipated restaurant openings, Nura, has announced its launch date: October 8th. The plant-filled, 80-seat spot, located at 46 Norman Avenue, near Guernsey Street, in Greenpoint, is the second act from restaurateurs Scott Hawley and Michelle Lobo-Hawley of laid-back Bushwick hangout Otis. At Nura, the menu is led by chef Jackie Carnesi, formerly of pizza hotspot Roberta’s, and focuses on dishes partly informed by Lobo-Hawley’s Indian heritage, including skewers and breads cooked in a tandoori oven. Pastry chef Sam Short — another Roberta’s alum — is adding ice cream sandwiches and pandan cakes to the mix. The restaurant is housed in a converted auto-body shop that the team has been re-designing over the past 18 months.
Cocktail hotspot Pouring Ribbons reopens for six months only
Decade-old East Village cocktail bar Pouring Ribbons, from bar world star Joaquín Simó, reopened at the end of September for the first time since the citywide shutdown in March 2020 — but it won’t stay open for long. Customers will have a chance to order Simó’s greatest hits from the menu for the next six months, until the bar shuts for good when its lease is up in April 2022. Pouring Ribbons is open from Wednesday to Saturday, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Gothamist breaks the silence on Rick Bayless’ New York debut
Roaming food writer Scott Lynch stopped by Mexican fast-casual newcomer Tortazo, from headlining Chicago chef and restaurateur Rick Bayless, and deems it “a solid addition to the area.” The crispy chicken Milanesa torta is “enlivened by piles of juicy slaw and plenty of jalapeños” and the quesadillas are “gooey and oozy,” Lynch writes.
Was Adam Driver lying to us all along?
An Insider reporter says the soup that inspired TikTok’s “good soup” meme is not, in fact, good soup.