Comfort food, beer, fish, pizza and more will satiate your appetite this fall.
Moore Food & Drink has replaced Ed’s Chowder House on the second floor of the Empire Hotel building at 44 West 63rd street. They’re owned by the same company. Moore, run by chef Harold Moore, has some similar seafood dishes to Ed’s, with a few twists. It seems tilted to more American comfort food of both the land and sea variety. “Moore’s making dishes like roasted chicken for two, New England clam chowder, a lobster roll, deviled eggs, and macaroni and cheese. Desserts, like chocolate cake, peach pie, and banana pudding, are similarly nostalgic and comforting,” GrubStreet reports. See the menu here. Editor’s note: I loved the bar at Ed’s. I assume Moore kept it, right? If anyone’s been to the new spot, let us know in the comments.
Mermaid Inn has moved into the space next door at 570 Amsterdam Avenue (between 87th and 88th), formerly occupied by Mamajuana Cafe. It’s got a larger bar and dining room, and lotsa sea creatures, as always.
As for Mermaid Inn’s former location at 568 Amsterdam Avenue, Eater reports: “The Mermaid Inn owner and JG Melon partner Danny Abrams, and former Raoul’s managing partner Cindy Smith are gearing up to open Pizzeria Gesto this November in the space at 568 Amsterdam that housed one of The Mermaid Inn locations. The restaurant will serve individual Neapolitan style pizzas, as well as four or five pastas, four or five meat and fish dishes, and an Italian wine list. ‘We will also have a wide range of appetizers and antipasti,’ assures Abrams. ‘I live on the Upper West Side and there are a lot of pizza places, but I don’t think there are a lot of great pizza places.'” Hey, weren’t people just talking about the dearth of pizza spots in the neighborhood?
A new craft beer shop is set to open at 424 Amsterdam Avenue (between 80th and 81st), the former home of Cafe Con Leche, with a tasting table and to-go beers. Here’s the website so far (there wasn’t much on it last we checked). Thanks to Dan Jewel for the photo.
Mitchell’s Liquors on 86th street has reopened, Jeff tells us. They must have gotten that whole licensing issue figured out.
Jewelry store Links of London is coming to the first floor of the Time Warner Center this fall. Here’s the website. Thanks to D.R. for the tip.
A 7-Eleven is set to open at the corner of 100th street and Amsterdam, workers told our tipster Alex.