We hear a new gastropub and sports bar, Manhattan Proper, debuted in the FiDi last night, with 50 seats and five flat-screens. Executive chef Rachon (Rae) Banks previously owned and operated the N’awlins joint Storyville Spirits Co. and his menu leans southern, with bites like andouille sausage sliders, macaroni and cheese, and sweet-potato pie. To drink: beer, wine, and cocktails including Proper Peach Tea, spiked sangria, and a cucumber-lemonade chiller.
Manhattan Proper, 6 Murray St., nr. Broadway; 646-559-4445