First Look Inside the New Bourgeois Pig
The new location of Bourgeois Pig (at 111 East 7th Street, across from the old one) is opening Wednesday, and this is your first look at the space. Owner Ravi DeRossi says he plans to keep the old and new locations open simultaneously for two weeks, after which the old spot will become a New World wine bar with a gourmet line of grilled cheese sandwiches and homemade reproductions of Hostess products. As for the new Pig, expect beer and Champagne cocktails created by Philip Ward, head barkeep of DeRossi’s other bar Death & Co., and Champagne punches served in silver punch bowls. Operating hours are 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Earlier: Death & Co., Pegu Club, and Flatiron Lounge Players Engage in Musical Chairs
Hostess Fantasies May Come True in the EV; Pork and Funnel Cakes Find Each OtherBoerum Hill: Sunday’s Atlantic Antic Street Festival = live music + copious gut busters ranging from baklava and funnel cake to pulled pork and roasted corn. [Hell’s Half Acre]
East Village: The Bourgeois Pig plans to move to a new location next week, which means the original space is that much closer to becoming a New World wine-and-beer bar serving homemade versions of Hostess snacks! [Imbible]
Harlem: One of uptown’s favorite food carts, Super Tacos on 96th and Broadway, is a finalist at the Vendy Awards this Saturday. [Uptown Flavor]
Midtown East: Nikki Beach restaurant and nightclub wants to lure you back in the morning with a weekend buffet brunch. [Grub Street]
Soho: Joe on Greene Street near Prince introduces a Fall program of coffee-related classes including “Coffee & The Environment”; “How to Cup: Single Origin Coffee”; and “How to Cup: Exploring Roasteries” that will begin in October. [Grub Street]
Upper West Side: Just the right bargain to make us think about how much mark-up we’ve been getting charged for wine: Order the $35 prix fixe on Sundays at Compass restaurant and any bottle you order is 50 percent off. [Grub Street]
Death & Co., Pegu Club, and Flatiron Lounge Players Engage in Musical ChairsThe bad news: The Bourgeois Pig West, easily the coolest bar on Macdougal Street, is closing after this Saturday, and the East Village location is moving. The good news: Owner Ravi DeRossi says that he and the manager at his other bar, Death & Co., decided yesterday to reopen the West Village location in about a month as a Belgian beer bar. But that’s not all! Also in about a month, the East Village location will move across the street to 111 East 7th Street (a larger space, at 1,000 square feet) and morph into what the current location’s manager describes as a, um, “female Death & Co.,” seating 50 to 60 people for chocolate and cheese fondues and a larger wine list of 100 bottles and 50 glasses.