Midnight Muffulettas: Big Daddy’s UWS, Huey’s 24/7 Diner in Midtown East

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Big Daddys Diner (the kitschy 24/7 eatery owned by the group that also runs City Crab and Dukes) just opened its third location on the Upper West Side (at 2454 Broadway and 91st Street). Like the Gramercy location, its open 24 hours on the weekends, and now another entrant into the late-night muffuletta game is poised to hit the Columbus Circle area.

Hueys 24/7 Diner opened and then closed in New Orleans (the Times-Picayune, for one, wasnt very impressed), and now the restaurants parent company, Doyle Restaurant Group (best known for its Wine Loft chain), plans to relaunch the brand at 940 Eighth Avenue near 56th Street (with locations to follow in Asheville, North Carolina; Hampton, Virginia; and Nashville, Tennessee). Originally slotted for a spring opening, Hueys is now aiming to bring its Art Deco look and its quick-fire comfort food (red beans and rice, shrimp touffe, crawfish, burgers, etc.) to midtown in mid-August.