Viand Cafe, a branch of the original cafe on 75th and Broadway, has opened at 85th and Columbus Avenue. “They have a smaller and different menu than the Beacon location, with some of the old favorites (turkey dinner with all the trimmings, yum) and some new items too,” wrote Christine, who went on one of the first nights and was given a free glass of wine. “The challah french toast looked divine and I can’t wait to try that next. The dinner menu is attached but I am not sure if that is permanent.” She sent images of the menu here and here. Check out the manwich burger with chili and cheddar if you’re man(wich) enough. Thanks to Paul G. for the photo above and tips and photos from Kevin and Judy.
Amigos on Broadway between 112th and 113th has closed with an “Adios Amigos” notice on its website, leading to anguished cries from the Columbia community. The owner’s brother opened Zen Taco at 522 Columbus Avenue a couple of months ago and he’s directing people there. Thanks to Pietro for the photo.
Kenny Styling opened at 529 Amsterdam Avenue between 85th and 86th. It’s a full service hair salon that also offers manicures, pedicures, waxing and massage, writes Lynn, who took the photo above.
Chick’nCone, a food phenomenon where you eat your chicken in a waffle cone, has opened in the Turnstyle mall under the Columbus Circle subway. “Although you could call it a birdbrained bastardization of a classic, it’s a tasty one,” the Post says.