A new Mexican spot is coming and we just got some Brazilian tapioca crepes.
Guacamole Taqueria is opening at 768 Amsterdam Avenue (98th Street) in the former home of Chicojulio. There’s another Guacamole Taqueria on Broadway and 214th Street and it gets some good reviews: one Yelper called the decor “a little hipster trendy,” but “the drinks and food are on point.” See the menu for that location here. Thanks to Chris and Sarah for the photos.
Tap NYC, which makes Brazilian tapioca crepes, just opened on Columbus between 72nd and 73rd Streets. Thanks to Tom for the photo and Sarah for the tip.
Swedish coffee shop Fika in the Apthorp at 79th and Broadway is closing its doors on Wednesday, a couple of months after we had initially expected it to close. Jackie says the staff blamed the closing on a rent increase. Thanks to Gretchen, Jackie and Daryl for tips.
Junzi Kitchen has opened at 2896 Broadway between 112th and 113th Streets. Gothamist calls it a “terrific addition to the neighborhood.” “The logistics of Junzi Kitchen will be familiar to anyone who’s eaten at Chipotle, Sweetgreen, or the dozen other places that have come to dominate the city’s fast-casual dining scene…The best thing was the Furu Chicken bowl, the thin, chewy ‘spring’ noodles tossed in a thick sesame sauce, with a pile of wonderfully tender braised bird bits on top, plus bean sprouts and kale for added interest and crunch.” Here’s the menu.
Always Love drugstore has closed its doors after about 30 years in the neighborhood at 72nd Street between Columbus and Broadway. Thanks to Stacey Lender for the photo and Cherie for the tip.
Birdbath Bakery on Broadway between 80th and 81st Streets is closed for the summer. It’s being used as a campaign office for City Council candidate Mel Wymore, who tells us that Birdbath will reopen in about three months. He says the cafe had recently been struggling at this location and this deal will help it stay open longer. Thanks to Daren, Corrie and Rebecca for tips and photos.
Empire Szechuan at 193 Columbus Avenue (69th Street) closed earlier this month for 3-4 weeks for renovations. Thanks to Bobby for the photo.