Last year we brought word that Derek Jeters personal chef, Lisa Schoen (also a former executive chef at Saturday Night Live and a Chopped contestant), was opening a taqueria in Murray Hill. Well, Teqa opens next Tuesday. The man behind the project is Derek Axelrod, who became a restaurant owner after a stint in celebrity product placement at the family business, the French Connection. To lure celebs to his taqueria/tequileria, hes hired John Lermayer of the Delano Hotel in Miami and Naren Young of Locanda Verde to create a beverage program worthy of the sleek interior. Its brought to you by the same folks who designed Avenue, and you can see it in our slideshow.
Teqa Menu [PDF]
Teqa, 443 Third Ave., nr. 31st St.; 212-213-3223