Jessamyn Waldman Rodriguez and Amanda Wilson of Daily Provisions.
Daily Provisions, Danny Meyers’ cafe chain, is getting set to open in September at 375 Amsterdam Avenue (at the corner of 78th Street). Daily Provisions is known for a wide variety of baked goods, including crullers that people line up early to buy and a French pastries called gougères that are like savory cream puffs. They have sandwiches and other lunch fare too. Eater went through some of the most unique food here.
Rancho Tequileria just opened on Thursday at 718 Amsterdam Avenue at 95th Street. The Mexican restaurant and bar has a happy hour from noon to 7, and the menu is the same as at its Hell’s Kitchen location. It’s open until 11 Monday through Thursday and until midnight on Friday and Saturday. See the menu here. Thanks to Robert for the tip.
Boulevard Seafood, which replaced Henry’s on Broadway and 105th last year, is closing on August 18, a hostess told us, citing high rent. “Henry’s was a local place and the move to more high end seafood restaurant did not really ever work,” wrote our tipster Denise.
A new restaurant/cafe called M.A.C.C. is opening at 51 West 106th and Manhattan Avenue, previously the home of Jazz Gourmet. Megan tells us she hears it will be a cafe during the day and serve pastas (and more) at night.
La Vera Pizza is now open in the former Two Boots space on Broadway between 95th and 96th streets. La Vera is part of a chain with an extensive menu beyond pizza. Thanks to Keith for the tip.
Rocket Club, an after school program that teaches kids (9 -14 years old) entrepreneurship, coding, and robotics has opened on the Upper West Side, operating out of The Yard at 157 Columbus Avenue. It’s now accepting new members for the Fall semester. “The program is created with the unique goal of molding kids to build and operate their own real businesses, problem solve like an entrepreneur, and think-critically like an engineer,” they tell us. And they say they’re almost booked up for next year, so interested parents should get in touch.
Wine store Grape Collective is back, opening a new location 2675 Broadway at 102nd Street. It was formerly at 2669 Broadway, just down the block. Thanks to Celeste for the photo.