Bresaola panini named Johnny Cash. Salads named after famous motorcycles of yore. A wine bar for
bikers. All of that stuff makes sense now: there’s a new motorcycle-y East Village spot from the fellows
behind Bocca di Bacco. It’s like that deleted scene from The Wild One where Brando pinky-sipped
Now open, Ton-Up Café, 127 St. Marks Pl (near Ave A)
RULE OF CLAW
The Lobster Place Is Massive Now
In January, crustacean mecca The Lobster Place closed for renovations. It’s been a rough few months. But
now it’s back, 4,000 square feet bigger and sporting a spanking-new, daily changing omakase sushi table
and an oyster bar. Oh, and there’s beer. It’s amazing what a little R & R will do.
There’s a tailoring operation from Cleveland. Yeah, Cleveland. It’s called Rifle Quality. Martin
Greenfield makes their suits. And the guy who designs them is here this weekend. Naturally, he’d like to
size you up for a summer-weight windowpane sport coat. So be a pal—make an appointment.
Ah, the party brunch. An age-old tradition whereby you consume lemon-ricotta pancakes and DIY
limoncello-champagne cocktails while a DJ lures everyone into thinking 2pm is 2am and making all kinds of
questionable decisions. Or... that could just be this one.
You have no need for a 108-year-old Brazilian rosewood guitar that’s probably the earliest steel-string
model in existence. But it sure sounds like something you’d want. Hence this new Valhalla of
vintage axes. It’s run by a guy who repairs Steve Martin’s banjos. And, as always, no “Stairway”
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