In a bit of Astor Place musical chairs, Beard Papa has reopened as promised while its neighbor around the corner, Cold Stone Creamery, is taking a week off. Beard Papa has added pre-made Japanese-style cakes and pastries from Gateaux bakery (we cracked open the plastic on a croissant filled with ham and half of a hard-boiled egg and also sampled some tapioca balls). Cold Stone, which had to seek approval from Landmarks for construction, is promising Original Soup Man products when it reopens November 1. Because it’s getting cold and all.
Astor Place struck with rash of temporary closures. Who next? Cozy Soup & Burger?haha