One of the most anticipated restaurant openings of the fall, Nura, has announced its launch date: October 8. The 80-seat plant-filled spot at 46 Norman Avenue off Guernsey Street in Greenpoint is the second act by restaurateurs Scott Hawley and Michelle Lobo-Hawley of Bushwick Otis’ laid-back hangout. At Nura, the menu is led by chef Jackie Carnesi, formerly of pizza hotspot Roberta’s, and focuses on dishes partly inspired by Lobo-Hawley’s Indian heritage, including kebabs and breads baked in a tandoori oven. . Pastry chef Sam Short – another alum of Roberta – adds ice cream sandwiches and pandan cakes to the mix. The restaurant is housed in a converted body shop that the team has redesigned over the past 18 months.
Pouring Ribbons cocktail hotspot reopens for just six months
World bar star Joaquín Simó’s ten-year-old East Village cocktail bar Pouring Ribbons reopened at the end of September for the first time since the city closed in March 2020 – but it won’t stay open for long. Customers will have the opportunity to order Simó’s greatest hits on the menu for the next six months, until the bar closes permanently at the end of its lease in April 2020. Pouring Ribbons is open Wednesday through Saturday, from 6 pm h to 2 h.
Gothamist breaks silence over Rick Bayless’ New York debut
Traveling writer Scott Lynch has stopped by quick and laid-back Mexican newcomer Tortazo, from headlining Chicago chef and restaurateur Rick Bayless, and calls him “a solid addition to the region.” The crispy Milanesa torta chicken is “brightened up with heaps of juicy coleslaw and lots of jalapeños,” and the quesadillas are “gooey and oozy,” Lynch writes.
Has Adam Driver always lied to us?
An Insider reporter says the soup that inspired TikTok’s “good soup” meme isn’t, in fact, good soup.