Sunday, September 9, 2012

WTSTA Fall Preview: There's A Map Involved!

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OH HAY! Look who figured out how to make a custom map! Cool, right?
The gist is this: I sorted through all the mags, blogs, newspapers, slideshows, reco's, etc to bring you a super-edited version of what I think is going to be hot for fall. Who's ready to go with me and hit them all? 

Restaurant: The Library at The Public Theater
Andrew Carmellini on Lafayette St. I'm there. 425 Lafayette St (@ Astor Place) 212.539.8777 October
Restaurant: L'Apicio
Too bad Joe Campanale's not single. He and Gabe Thompson are doing Italian cooking on a giant terrace. 13 E 1st St (@2nd ave) 212.533.7400
Restaurant: Fair Folks
A membership only cafe opening in September. 96 West Houston St (@ LaGuardia) no phone
Restaurant: Jeepney
All I needed to know was that it was from Filipino masters behind Maharlika. Please, please, please have more lumpia and adobo. 201 First Ave (@12th St) 212.318.0152 September
Restaurant: The Lobster Club
I. Love. Parm. I want to try Torrisi. SO it's only natural I'm on board with a sandwich joint from these dudes with the hotly anticipated Carbone opening up down the street. 169 Thompson St (@Houston...
Shop: Lauduree
My FAVORITE Macarons, 70 blocks south of where you have to get them now. 398 Broadway (Spring/Broome) mid-december
Shop: Piperlime
The first stand alone store from the online giant. 121 Wooster St September 6th
Placemark 8
Shop: Pop Up Meatpacking Market
Seventy five booths including a lot of hippie/indie stuff sounds like an awesome break to take after walking the highline. Washington St @ W13th st Sept 1- Oct 28
Drink: Cocktail Bodega
Despite a less-than original name, this sounds like an awesome collab from Sons of Essex. Vodka spiked smoothies, anyone? 205 Chrystie St @Stanton St) 212.673.2400 late august http://newyork.grubstre...
Drink: Pouring Ribbons
I'm pretty sure we came here when it was some weird second story date rape drug den, but unclear. Mr something?? Anyone? Can't remember. Anyway, it's now going to be a straightforward "not a speakeasy...
Drink: Subject
Soda is having its moment. Mix it with Bourbon (with maple syrup?) and you've got a customer in me for life. 188 Suffolk St (@ Houston) 646.476.7760
Drink: Attaboy
From Milk & Honey guys, all you need to know. No reservations. 134 Eldridge St (@Broome) late Nov
Ivy Style: MFIT
Beginning September 14th, the Ivy Style exhibit at the FIT Museum will showcase menswear from 1920 to present.
Shop: Bonobos Guide Shop
Shop the brand's amazing pants and try out their new shoes from $45.If you're a boy and you need pants, go here. 45 W 25th St (@6th Ave) 877-294-7737
Shop: Alton Lane
Men's bespoke clothing, by appointment. 11 West 25th St (@ 5th Ave) (646) 896-1212
Drink/Dance/ Get 'Faced:200 Orchard
"The New New Nolita House" - I'm not sure how, when, why, and who, but I'm going with it. Large and in charge with plenty of room to dance to mid-nineties tunes with kids who were born in the 90's. ga...
Drink: Kingston Hall
Restaurant: Manzanilla
Spanish bi-level brasserie from a real Spanish dude and the guy from Boqueria. Yum. 345 Park Ave South (25/26th) no phone mid-november
Restaurant: Beurre et Sel
Sold me on the name alone! A sister bakery to the Beurre et Sel on Park and 112th, this will have delicious cookies made from what else, butter and sugar and everything good in the world. 120 Essex...
Restaurant: Pig & Khao
Southeast Asian, including Flip and Thai. Yum. 68 Clinton St (Rivington/Stanton) no phone Mid Sept
Drink: The New Old Chumley's
Place collasped in 2007. Opened in 1920's. Has hosted a list of literary giants. Must go. 86 Bedford St (Barrow/Grove) 212.675.4449 late october
Restaurant: Canvas
From the NYT: Masaharu Morimoto’s long-delayed bistro will finally reveal his quirky, perhaps daring take on comfort food, Asian-style. Japanese ingredients will inform creations like mac and cheese;...
Restaurant: Mighty Quinn
From the NYT: Hugh Mangum will not abandon the fans of his barbecue stand of the same name in Smorgasburg, even as he opens this restaurant in the East Village, in the space that was Vandaag. Here he ...
Restaurant: Maison du Croque Monsieur
From the NYT: The French answer to grilled ham and cheese, often served slathered with a b├ęchamel sauce, will get a home of its own, run by the partners Alberto Benenati and Yves Jadot. Other variati...
Restaurant: The Fourth
From the NYT: Jo-Ann Makovitzky and Marco Moreira of Tocqueville and 15 East will open an American brasserie on the new Hyatt Union Square hotel’s ground floor and, on the lower level, a private dinin...
Restaurant: El Toro Blanco
John McDonald and Josh Capon, with input from Scott Linquist of California, channel Mexico via Baja, with guacamole, 100 tequilas, the requisite fish tacos and more. (Late September): 257 Avenue of th...
Restaurant: The Butterfly
From the NYT: Retro supper-club fare will be reimagined by Michael White (chicken liver rumaki, aged chopped steak with bone marrow sauce), with drinks by Eben Freeman. (December): 225 West Broadway (...
Restaurant: The Brewster
From The NYT: Craig Hopson’s project, with Ross Morgan and Frank Roberts, in a building that once housed a fine carriage maker, will include a ground-floor market and cafe, and a restaurant below, whe...
Restaurant: ABC Cocina
Pipa is getting a makeover from the ABC team! The switch will take one month. (February): ABC Carpet and Home, 38 East 19th Street, (212) 677-2233.
Restaurant: Koi At The Trump Tower
Yum. Koi, now downtown. Crunchy rice tuna things, anyone? 246 Spring Street (between Varick street and 6th avenue); 212-842-4550.
Restaurant: Exchange Alley
NOLA flair, Jambalaya balls. All you need to know. 424 East 9th Street (between 1st avenue and avenue A); 212-228-8525.
Restaurant: Extra Place/ Heidi
Extra, extra, love this little half block. Extra Place and Heidi will be mediterranean and swiss. hooray, just what I wanted. 8 Extra Place (between 1st and 2nd streets); 212-777-4252.

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