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Barbuto Is Back — And So Is Its Iconic Roast Chicken

Plus, a Squid Game-themed dinner at Nowon — and more intel

A plate of roast chicken topped with salsa verde beside a glass of wine.
Barbuto’s famed chicken dish.
Daniel Krieger/Eater

After being closed throughout the majority of the pandemic, chef Jonathan Waxman’s much-awaited Barbuto reopening is finally here. When the West Village neighborhood favorite — beloved for its standout chicken with salsa verde — closed its doors in May 2019, many were up in arms at the loss. Thankfully, Waxman later announced that he’d be relocating Barbuto to 113 Horatio Street, at 10th Avenue, just steps away from the original with a near-identical menu of his top hits. The highly anticipated version that opened in late February 2020 had less than month of welcoming customers into its 74-seat dining room before the citywide shutdown due to the pandemic last March.

A representative for the restaurant tells Eater that the latest incarnation of Barbuto will be officially open to the public as of October 13th — and reservations are now open on Resy.

A new cafe for that one friend who wants to start a podcast

According to EV Grieve, P&T Knitwear Co., which will encompass a coffee shop, bookstore, and free podcasting studio, is opening at 180 Orchard Street. The 3,000 square-foot space will open in early 2022. Bradley Tusk, a venture capitalist and a political strategist — instrumental in Andrew Yang’s mayoral campaign last year — who also founded the Gotham Book Prize, is behind the space.

New York’s “unofficial talent scout” is curating this year’s Union Square holiday market

The Urbanspace holiday market returns to Union Square on November 18th with more than 150 vendors, including a Veselka outpost. A representative tells Eater that Nicholas Heller of the popular Instagram account @NewYorkNico — a platform that highlights local mom-and-pops — will partner with the market again to help determine the vendors.

Dress up as a “player” at a Squid Game-themed dinner

East Village hotspot Nowon is hosting outdoor dinners on October 30 and 31 inspired by Squid Game, the Korean television show about cash-strapped contestants competing in escalating challenges. Tickets to the event will run you $90 (drinks are sold separately) and include dishes such as a deviled eggs with trout roe, tteokbokki, and dalgona ice cream. Guests who come in costume may win a special prize. Reservations are now live.