Pop Burger Coming Soon to Broadway, Near Houston


Pop artist Roy LiebenthalPatrick McMullan

In an interview with Steve Lewis, Pop Burger honcho Roy Liebenthal waxes nostalgic about his old club, Tabac; discusses how the décor of his later places came from his love of modern art; dissects his failed projects (Pop closed after the manager was killed by one of his employees; Pizza Bar didn’t fly because, go figure, New Yorkers don’t like eating pizza under black light — and for that matter, neither do folks from Jersey!); and promises another Pop Burger (sans bar) “in the downtown-Broadway area, near Houston.” Shocker: He will not be doing Vegas or Atlantic City, which Uncle Steve dismisses as “like a Third World country.” You hear that, Mr. Sevigny?

Things That Go Pop In The Night (Part One) and (Part Two) [Good Night Mr. Lewis]