Modern Mexican food comes to the East Village at The Black Ant
Black Ant, a modern Mexican restaurant, is slated to open in the East Village next month at 60 Second Ave. between Third and Fourth avenues.
The 2,800-square-foot location will have four different dining areas — a small lounge that seats 15 with an additional 15 seats at the bar, two dining rooms seating a total of 60 plus an open garden that will seat 40.
Black Ant also will feature a private dining room with 25 seats.
Owners Jorge Guzman and Mario Hernandez, the general manager and executive chief, respectively, are in talks to launch a Mexican restaurant in the West Village called Bacanora, which is named after a plant that grows in Mexico’s Sonora province. The duo also own Ofrenda in the West Village.
Shelter: Argentine & Italian food with a rustic winter feel
Williamsburg: not a place for asking questions.
It’s a place for sitting at a slab of oak tree beneath a stuffed goat, and digging on some scrumptious meat pastries...
At least it is at Shelter, a spacious Williamsburg lair of whiskey and Argentine-Italian edibles, now open.
El Almacen and Rosarito Fish Shack. Same folks behind those created this—a kind of hunting lodge of pizza and empanadas. Which... is a strange combination, yes. But after running the following equation—Pizza + Empanadas + Moose Horns + Whiskey = A Damn Good Time—mathematicians have determined the whole thing works just fine.
The Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop brings ramen expertise to NYC
The Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop is located in the Gotham West Market at 600 11th Avenue, between 44th and 45th Street. Since majoring in Japanese in college, Ivan Orkin has lived in Japan, studied at the Culinary Institute of America, and opened two ramen shops in Tokyo. An unheard of feat for a foreigner, one of his Tokyo shops is a leading ramen destination in Japan. This is Ivan Orkin's first ramen shop in the United States. The menu consists of an authentic, yet creative blend of ramen, combining Japanese tradition with Ivan's personal tastes. His flagship location will be opening soon in Manhattan's lower east side.