Fall Fusion: ‘Hinglish’ and ‘Mex‘Q’ Concepts on the Way

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One the of the city’s larger restaurant PR firms, the Hall Company, has sent out its list of anticipated fall openings, and there are a couple of noteworthy newcomers: First, Next Iron Chef runner-up Jehangir Mehta will, in the Duane Street Hotel, launch a “bigger and more intense sister restaurant to Graffiti.” At 101 Lexington Avenue near East 27th Street, Tamarind’s executive chef Peter Beck will present a “Calcutta-inspired snack and Hinglish (Hindi-English) menu” in a “subterranean spot with a lovely Tea Garden.” And there are a couple of additions in the Latin-Asian realm, as well.

It turns out Michael Bao Huynh’s aforementioned Asian-taco concept will be replacing his non-starter Bia Garden and be called Chinito (because Barrio Chino was already taken?). Finally, there’s Mex‘Q, which has no relationship to the besieged Mexicue truck but sounds similar: “American barbecue done in the inevitable style of the creative Mexican born chef Julieta Ballestros (Crema, MXco, Los Feliz).”