Blogger Kelly Framel and her partner Zach Lynd open their first restaurant as creative directors, in the West Village.
Kyle Hotchkiss Carone expands Café Clover next door with his luxury bodega-like concept, Clover Grocery.
“My focus is just to have really tasty food from people I trust.”
“We wanted something ‘neighborhood’; you could come in 2-3 times per week, have the chicken, have a fish dish, and it’d be your local, neighborhood spot,” said Executive Chef Bill McDaniel.
“The experience of Armani/Ristorante truly engages all the senses,” Giorgio Armani commented.
“Jack’s Wife Freda: Cooking From New York’s West Village” will be released on March 21.
The cookbook will be released this month.
“The idea was let’s just throw away our inhibitions and really try and reinvent the whole thing,” said co-owner Daniel Holzman.
“We aimed for nostalgia.”