Jean-Georges’s ABC restaurants have reopened as a joint delivery concept
Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s popular trio of ABC restaurants will reopen as a joint delivery concept this evening, a spokesperson for the restaurant group has said. The joint project, called ABC to go, will serve dishes from Vongerichten’s acclaimed ABC Kitchen, as well as its Latin-American and vegetarian off-shoots, ABC Cocina and ABCv.
Familiar dishes like ABCv’s whole roasted cauliflower and Cocina’s spring pea guacamole will return to the trio’s delivery menu, as will new inventions including a tagine made from artichoke and baby turnips. The new delivery menu has also incorporated a handful of specials inspired by the city’s shelter-in-place order. For those celebrating a birthday — or just the end of another week — in quarantine, whole layered cakes ($60) and pies ($45) capable of serving six to eight are on deck, as are shareable salted caramel and horchata sundaes ($25). Diners also have the option to purchase two make-at-home meal kits: a whole lemon butter chicken ($90) and 32-ounce ribeye steak with chimichurri ($120), both of which can be prepared by the restaurant upon request.
In other news
— Boerum Hill oyster and cocktail lounge Grand Army is back open for business, with expanded pick-up and grocery options. Lobster, shrimp, and crab rolls can all be ordered at the restaurant for sidewalk eating, while a more extensive list of household groceries, bottled cocktails, and seafood by the pound can be pre-ordered ahead of time through the restaurant’s website.
— One of the former owners of the now-shuttered Iris Cafe in Brooklyn Heights has nabbed a new space along the Pier 6 waterfront, according to a spokesperson for the restaurant. Town Grocer, the new cafe and grocery store from Radi Hamdan, will bring back Iris Cafe favorites like its cobb salad and avocado toast.
— Doughnut Plant is back open this week for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday service only. The New York classic will have sourdough, yeast, cake, gluten free, and vegan doughnuts available at its Lower East Side, downtown Brooklyn, and Queens stores. Order through Doughnut Plant’s website.
— A new cookbook from more than 30 NYC chefs and restaurateurs is now available for pre-order ($15). On the Line features recipes from up-and-coming chefs including Calvin Eng of Win Son, Tyler Kenny of Hart’s, Esther Ha of Momofuku Ko, and Aaron Diener of Lilia.
— New East Village tropical inspired cocktail bar Pineapple Club has opened for takeout and delivery. The bar will have a takeout window open for local pick-up, with fried jerk chicken, chocolate chip cookies, and eight types of bottled cocktails available.
— West Village wine bar Cafe Kitsune reopened this week for take-out and delivery service. To celebrate the occasion, the cafe will be releasing a curated wine list and sound mix through its Instagram that diners can dance to.
— Many of the city’s beaches may be closed for Memorial Day, but Coney Island institutions like Nathan’s Famous and Tom’s Restaurant are open for business, according to spokespeople for the restaurants.
— If we’re being honest:
If we’re being honest I don’t think most of you are going to eat your regrown scallions
— Amanda Mull (@amandamull) May 21, 2020