It seemed Carbone might be opening a store at 576 Hudson Street, at West 11th Street. The West Village storefront has been papered in advertisements for “Carbone at-home,” referring to the celebrity-studded West Village restaurant from Major Food Group, with photos of its jarred pasta sauces. A spokesperson for the restaurant group, however, says “that it is simply a billboard, not a store.”
The timing for a store — here or elsewhere — would make sense. It’s been a decade of decadence in all things Carbone, which first opened in 2013 and is named after Mario Carbone, one of the three Major Food Group partners. In 2021, the team announced it would begin selling jarred versions of its pasta sauces, now available at grocery stores nationally. Beyond opening other concepts, like Torrisi in the Puck Building this year, Major Food Group now has a Carbone in Miami, and a more exclusive version of the restaurant, Carbone Privato, inside Hudson Yards. — Emma Orlow, reporter
Scarr’s pizza closes after apartment fire
Scarr’s Pizza is closed until further notice after a fire tore through the apartment above the popular Lower East Side restaurant on Friday. There were no injuries as a result of the fire, Scarr’s said on Instagram, and only one window in the apartment building was boarded up as of Monday. The popular pizzeria moved across the street to its current address earlier this year; the pizza shop’s original home is now a sushi counter from the same team. No word on when Scarr’s will reopen. Eater has contacted the pizzeria for more information.
A Mexican restaurant group comes to New York
The Costeño Group, a Mexican restaurant group with dozens of fine-dining restaurants in Mexico and Madrid, is coming to New York. The international hospitality group will open its first U.S. restaurant in the Time-Life Building at 1271 Sixth Avenue and West 50th Street in late 2024, according to the New York Post. Abroad, Costeño is known for its upscale steak and sushi restaurants.
A Palestinian restaurant expands to Manhattan
Al Badawi, the popular Palestinian restaurant in Brooklyn Heights, opened a second location in Manhattan over the weekend. The well-reviewed restaurant has the same owners as Ayat in Bay Ridge and the East Village; it’s known for its Palestinian “pizzas” and family-style portions of shawarma, mansaf, and more. It’s back open tomorrow at 1725 Second Avenue and East 89th Street.