Published August 19, 2013
This Spud’s for You
Late-Night Potatoes in Greenwich Village
You say potato.
We say po-tah-to.
You’re... correct in your pronunciation. Nobody says po-tah-to.
Anyway, you should see this...
Here’re the keys to the land of Potatopia
, a place where the mighty potato is a base for
everything, opening Wednesday in Greenwich Village.
First of all, that name—just priceless. You imagine a faraway land where King Gratin the Beneficent rules
over the spud hamlets and tater towns with a just and starchy hand. And... that would be pretty
But instead, it’s where you’ll make 3am Saturday stops for something called the Comatoser
, which is a bowl of fresh potato-skin chips topped with cheddar, asiago,
pepper jack, scallion, red onion, garlic, cilantro, jalapeño (pause for breath), broccoli, bacon,
cheddar, roasted pepper aioli and ranch. Which isn’t half bad, either.
There’s not much to the place. Just a humble little room
with a handful of stools, a few wooden two-tops and a counter full
of housemade sauces and delicious things to put on potatoes. Breakfast (an NYC-only
lox-sour-cream-and-scallion-on-shoestring-potatoes dish called the Lower East Sider
), lunch and
dinner are all possible here.
In conclusion: hope you like potatoes.
378 6th Ave
New York, NY 10011