The End of Borough Food and Drink

Borough Food and Drink in its bleak heyday.
Borough Food and Drink in its bleak heyday. Photo: Melissa Hom

The ill-fated Borough Food and Drink will be replaced by a French-influenced American bistro, reports Gael Greene on Insatiable Critic. The restaurant faltered early and last year saw its management taken over by Zak Pelaccio and his business partner, Rick Camac. Owner Jeffrey Chodorow will now work with Eric Lemonides and Jason Weiner — the guys behind Almond and Almoncello in the Hamptons — on the new concept. The supposedly cursed space, which previously housed Rocco’s and Caviar and Bananas, doesn’t scare the guys. Lemonides told Gael: “If you create something that makes people happy, they’ll come. I want to bring back the big neighborhood restaurant.” The new restaurant is expected to open in October, but you can still eat at Borough Food and Drink for now.

Short Order [Insatiable Critic]

Earlier: Zak Pelaccio Taking Over Borough Food and Drink From Jeffrey Chodorow