Frank Mac’s, the bar at 425 Amsterdam Avenue between 80th and 81st Street, will be replaced by Spaghetti Tavern. It’s not yet clear when the tavern will open, but they’re making a bold promise — first whiskey shot is on them. Make mine a double! Thanks to Keith for the tip.
King Wang’s, a new gourmet sandwich shop just relocated to the Upper West Side (522 Columbus Ave at 85th Street) from Bushwick. It’s a ghost kitchen, currently offering delivery and takeout with limited outdoor seating. The shop makes classic sandwiches with Korean, Japanese and Chinese flavors and cooking techniques. The three sandwiches they’re offering now are a fried chicken sandwich served with a Szechuan slaw and Wang’s secret Korean pepper sauce, a Japanese influenced braised pulled pork sandwich with Korean pepper aioli and a Bulgogi-inspired cheesesteak sandwich. There is also an a la carte deluxe chicken sandwich in which a sweet and tangy cilantro carrot slaw. More info here.
Tartinery, a “casual café-bar” that specializes in tartines will be replacing Bouchon in the Time Warner Center, which closed after fourteen years once PAUSE took effect last March. Tartinery serves all sorts of baked goods, as well as salads and even alcohol at some locations. Here’s the menu at its midtown location. Thanks to Upper West Sider for the tip.
Banh Vietnamese Sandwich Shop’s grand opening at 942 Amsterdam Avenue between 106th and 107th Streets is scheduled for January 15. The popular Vietnamese restaurant has been holding weekend pop-ups for more than a month.
Elegant Barber Shop has opened at 118 West 72nd Street. Elegant is a chain with other city locations. Thanks to Sarah for the tip.
The Bolivian Llama Party restaurant in the underground Turnstyle mall in the Columbus Circle train station “has come to a sad pandemic closure,” they announced on Instagram. “However! Wherever there is a sunset, there is also a sunrise! Come visit us at our NEW Sunnyside Queens Location, just a 20 minute ride by car or on the 7 train (46th st Bliss St station). Place an order online for pickup at www.blp.nyc. Thank you for all of your love and support!”
It appears from building permit applications that Copy Experts will be moving from their current home at 2440 Broadway to the former Dunkin’ at 2420 Broadway (90th). Thanks to Upper West Sider for the tip.