John McDonald’s Mexican Resto Will Be Called El Toro Blanco

As good as Empellon?

Back in May, Grub Street broke the news that John McDonald and Josh Pickard had taken over the former Scuderia space at 257 Sixth Avenue with plans to open a Mexican restaurant. Today, we learn the restaurant has a name: El Toro Blanco. ETB, which plans to play up the tequila and de-emphasize the tacos (à la Empellon Cocina), will open in September, with mucho-fun-o Josh Capon overseeing the kitchen. [NYT]