Boston’s Toro to Open in New York This Spring

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Originally scheduled for fall. Chop, chop. Photo: Bailey Z./Yelp

The beloved South End tapas restaurant has a new opening date. Ken Oringer and chef Jamie Bissonnette are aiming to launch Toro in May or June in the Chelsea Nabisco factory that houses Del Posto and Colicchio & Sons. Oringer's no stranger to the city; he grew up in New Jersey and has been gazing at New York for years (what else is there to do in Jersey?). "With the lights just across the river, you can imagine what that was like growing up," he says. If his New York outpost is anything like the Boston original, you can expect pork-and-snail paella, Spanish tuna belly, and lots of jamón. [Earlier, Improper]