Matthew Maddy is keeping busy. Tonight hell try to sell Community Board 2 on his project at 168 Elizabeth Street, and early next week, hell open the second location of Weather Up. Maddy met the bars namesake proprietress, Kathryn Weatherup, in Paris in 2002, and just like at their Prospect Heights bote, the tile ceiling here is reminiscent of that citys Metro. As you can see in our slideshow, however, this new incarnation is three times the size of the original, with nooks that Maddy says were designed for spreading a little bit of really nice caviar on a French fry (the short snack menu by Maddys partner in No. 7, Tyler Kord, also includes oysters and a broccoli rillette).
Project partner Richard Boccato, of Dutch Kills and Forty Four, designed the cocktail list, and on certain nights hell personally be serving the Weather Up Jr., a variation of the original bars signature drink made with cognac, amaretto, vermouth, and a Champagne float (therell be a healthy Champagne list, and youve probably heard about the ice program already). Starting next week, business hours are 3 p.m. till 1 a.m.
Weather Up, 159 Duane St, nr. West Broadway