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New NYC restaurant to serve everything in mason jars, cue the eye rolling

By Christina Izzo

A jar-as-water-glass at a Southern eatery? Sure. A jar full of wildflowers as twee table decoration? Fine. But now a new New York restaurant is really putting our mason-jar tolerance to the test—lunch-focused Greenwich Village spot Ancolie will serve its meals solely out of custom jars when it debuts this September at 58 West 8th Street, Eater reports.

Designed by owner-chef Chloe Vichot and funded via Kickstarter, the glass jars feature a wider-than-normal mouth to eat food directly out of, including chicken tikka, short-rib shepherd's pie and pesto pasta salad. (It also leaves more room for us to hold our sighs of weariness.) Along with the reusable, take-home vessels—diners who return with their jars will receive a free meal after ten visits—the restaurant will also charge people extra for a disposable coffee cup if they don't bring their own. So, there's that. 


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