After the success of Surbhi Sahni’s online sweets shop during the pandemic, in 2021 she opened Tagmo as a full-service Indian restaurant and retail store in the Seaport District. Two years later, Tagmo’s restaurant is closing on December 31. Sahni tells Resy: “It’s been amazing to create some new food, and I’ll miss seeing my neighbors come through the doors regularly, but it’s also not a complete break from the community, and I hope to continue doing the work that I am doing now,” she says. Sahni will move her desserts — like badam narangi; chocolate burfi; pistachio burfi; and besan ladoo — back online. While the restaurant is shutting down, a spokesperson says Sahni plans to keep the space to expand the sweets side of the business and will continue with the Tagmo name.
Update: December 13, 2023 10:22 a.m.: This article was updated to include comments from Tagmo’s spokesperson to clarify that the dessert shop will carry on.
A Nura alum opens a new Greenpoint restaurant
As previously reported by Eater, Greenpoint bistro Le Fond closed in October after a nine-year run. The keys were handed over Allyx Seemann, an early-days waiter at Le Fond, who more recently worked in the kitchens of Jean-Georges and Nura. Today, December 13, Seemann opens the door on her first restaurant, Gator, at 105 Norman Avenue, at Leonard Street. An opening menu lists a cheeseburger with miso tempura mushrooms, crispy chicken paillard, sticky short ribs with coconut grits, and bruleed bread pudding. There is currently no liquor served as Gator’s license has yet to kick in.
Farm to People gains new chef for its restaurant
This one-to-watch Filipino spot has relocated upstate
Harana Market, a queer-owned Filipino takeout spot and food market, that got its start in Woodstock, New York, has relocated to the town of Accord in a 2,500-square-foot barn on Route 209. The New York Times named Harana Market a one-to-watch new restaurant near the Catskills in 2022; the Times’ Nikita Richardson called their tofu sisig “my one true love.” The new location of Harana Market is primarily focused on dine-in service.