Wednesday, February 10, 2010

An interesting take on school gardens

Alice Waters is an icon in the restaurant world, but this is an interesting take on her "The Edible Schoolyard" ( program from The Atlantic (link:

We are already thinking about spring vegetables.

Snowy updates

We did get the keys to the new MarketCafe space on 57th Street this past week and we have begun the demo (very satisfying work, as the space had not been updated since the 1980's) and have our crack architect team (they are both local Hyde Parker architects, more about them in future posts) working to pull together plans that we can go to the City with for permitting. We have had to strange pleasure of shoveling the sidewalk in front of the new store the past couple of days.

We have also been making some changes to our product mix at the 1126 East 47th Street location, identifying and bring in additional excellent local and regional products. We also have a line of classic American made bitters coming soon. They have been on our training table since we were kids, and now we will be able to share them with everyone.