Last week, DNA Info brought word that Community Board 1 approved an upstairs bar and seating at Tiny’s, the restaurant that Matt Abramcyk and Sean Avery of Warren 77 are opening with Avery’s New York Rangers teammate Henrik Lundqvist. Yesterday at the N.Y. Rangers Casino Night at Gotham Hall, Lundqvist told us the restaurant may open in a couple of weeks. “The plan was to open earlier,” he said, “But we had to do some more work. It’s a very old building.” Lundqvist, who says he’s “not a big restaurant guy,” told us he got involved after some conversations with Avery because “I really trust Matt Abramcyk, who’s the brain behind it.” So has it been difficult opening a restaurant during the Rangers season?
“I leave all that to Matt,” he said. “I’m going to enjoy it once it’s done, but right now I’m not thinking about it. It’s a side thing, and when it’s done I can go there with my friends and enjoy it.” According to DNA Info, Tiny’s (at 135 West Broadway) will serve “light, modern American food with Italian influences, including a Tiny’s Burger with pickled beets, a fried egg and blue cheese, and Long Island Blackfish with celery root puree, sunchokes, new potatoes and carrots, according to a preliminary menu.”