Café Bari’s Velvet Rope Keeps You Away From Diddy, Day-Old Pizza
This weekend we were combing Broadway for an outfit that would get us into Upstairs, Danny A’s club on the second floor of Café Bari (and the location of Diddy’s most recent fisticuffs), when we passed the café/club itself and saw its once intimidating velvet rope doing its day job: guarding a display table of rather foul-looking dishes. Mind you, this wasn’t kitschy plastic display food like in Japan, but an actual burger, pizza, and pasta exposed to the elements all day. It took away whatever remaining luster this place had.
Location of Secret Bar Revealed in SohoAstoria: Family Corner diner at 31-02 31st Street serves buffalo burgers. [Joey in Astoria]
Carroll Gardens: The Gowanus Yacht Club has refired its grill after a community-board-induced hiatus. [Eater]
Chelsea: The space under construction on 22nd Street will open the first week in August as Cafe 50 with a comfort-food menu and a full bar. [BlogChelsea]
Prospect-Lefferts-Gardens: Don’t try stopping into Lenny’s for roti; the sign’s the same, but the inside’s been usurped by a real-estate firm. [Across the Park]
Soho: Location of secret bar Upstairs revealed to be above Cafe Bari. [Down by the Hipster]