Josephine’s Plans to Serve ‘Killer Brunch’ in Tasting Room Space


As the Times reported last week, Jim Chu, Johnny Santiago, and Kevin Felker are taking over the old Tasting Room spot on Elizabeth Street. We ran into a employee over the weekend and learned that the New American bistro will be named Josephine’s. If all goes to plan, it should be serving a “killer brunch” by early May. The previous tenant set the bar pretty high as far as brunch goes, but let’s hope Josephine’s is a worthy successor, since the waits at nearby Café Habana and Café Colonial can be pretty much unbearable.