Bombay Bread Bar is the the casual revamp of Paowalla, which was a formal-feeling Indian spot from the same chef in this same location in Soho. While some of the food is similar, it’s a very different experience thanks to a redesign of the space by the set director of various Wes Anderson movies.
Contra and Wildair restaurateur Jeremiah Stone has publicly filed more information on his potential new pizzeria on the Lower East Side, and some wild information is listed — the corporate name for the restaurant is Una Pizza Napoletana LLC, and a sample menu is exactly the same as one from the esteemed restaurant of SF-based pizza obsessive ...
“Frenchette” is a song off ex–New York Dolls singer David Johansen’s self-titled first solo album, which makes it an apt name for the first independent restaurant from Lee Hanson and Riad Nasr, the co-chefs who spent 16 years opening instant hot spots Balthazar, Pastis, Schiller’s, and Minetta Tavern for Keith McNally.
Don Angie is a new West Village restaurant run by a husband and wife duo that spent time at Quality Italian and other restaurants with “Italian” in the title. The space sort of reminds us of The Eddy - slick and comfortable - and the food is a mix of refined, L’Artusi style pastas and and simple, rustic entrees that you might find at a place like Vinegar Hill House.