Pop Burger Coming Soon to Broadway, Near Houston

Pop artist Roy Liebenthal Photo: Patrick 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]