Taco-Serving Bike and a Kitchen Store Open in Chelsea
Bikes and tacos are two things you might not associate with the holiday season, but popular Nolita Mexican joint Tacombi just opened a small taco-bike stand at Chelsea Market. Swing by their 'tacobike' at the 15th Street Arcade of the Market at 75 9th Ave. and you can grab tacos, tamales, and sopas seven days a week.
Belgian restaurant Markt at 676 6th Ave. has reopened after being closed for a few weeks of renovations. The new look features mahogany doors, new awnings, and a brand-spanking-new coat of paint. The menu's still the same, though.
Seattle-based Cookware chain Sur La Table opened up its third and largest Manhattan store this week at the Hearst Tower 306 W. 57th St. The new 6174-square-foot store will include a huge kitchen area for cooking lessons and other events.
On The Horizon
Two notable new establishments got the okay for a liquor license at this week's Community Board 4 meeting.
The first, known as Gastro Market (although that name could change) aims to be a sort of Eataly for the West Side. The new market, which will open at some point next year at 315 10th Ave., will be part upscale market, part restaurant, and part wine bar, complete with a backyard in the summertime. It will also likely be open 24 hours, in case you need a 4 a.m. foie gras fix.
Up in Hell's Kitchen, an experienced nightclub owner in Queens is starting work on La Boom, a giant, three-story Latin nightclub and music venue at 605 W. 48th St. — right by where several Central Park horse-and-carriage operations are based. The largely industrial area is west of 11th Avenue — so far from subways that owners will offer a free, "exclusive" round-trip shuttle bus between the venue and major transit stops.