Derek Jeter’s Salad-Tosser Will Open Murray Hill Taqueria


La Esquina’s Williamsburg venture and Alex Stupak’s West Village project aren’t the only high-profile taquerias in the works. We’ve just learned that Derek Jeter’s personal chef, Lisa Schoen (a former executive chef at Saturday Night Live who has also done styling for the Food Network) will open a taqueria at 447 Third Avenue in Murray Hill. A rep for Teqa says that Schoen, whom you may recognize from an episode of Chopped (she was runner-up to Cody Utzman of Papacitos), will be doing “modern and traditional Mexican cuisine that draws from influences around the globe,” e.g., a short-rib taco with tiger sauce, vegetable slaw, jalapeño, cojita cheese, and frizzled shallots. Expected opening date: January of next year.