Zi Pep’s Gonna Be in a Coen Brothers Picture

Sadly, only Zi Pep's exterior will be made over.
Sadly, only Zi Pep's exterior will be made over.Photo: Paul Wagtouicz

Exciting news from the reps at Zi Pep in the East Village, who tell Grub that next week the entire block of 9th Street between First Avenue and A will be transformed into the sixties Village for the Coen Brothers’ upcoming film, Inside Llewyn Davis. The Southern Italian restaurant will be made over as a folk club, where the movie’s stars, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Carey Mulligan, and Garrett Hedlund, presumably hang out, discover a young Bob Dylan, and smoke a bunch of pot. Okay, we made that up. Since this is all happening early next week — Valentine’s time — here’s a look at the $49 prix fixe the restaurant will serve on the big night. [Menu]