LaFrieda, Batali and Forgione are some of the lauded names headlining the Pennsy, a new 8,000-square-foot food hall located above Penn Station at 2 Penn Plaza on the corner of 33rd St and Seventh Ave. Set to open on January 7, the project is the sophomore effort of caterer Mary Giuliani's hospitality group Giuliani Social, which also operates food truck park Shipping & Receiving.
The chef-driven lineup will include fast casual concepts from chefs Marc Forgione (Marc Forgione)—who moves uptown for the first time with a lobster-focused project—and Mario Batali (Del Posto, Babbo), who joins forces with Giuliani for an Italian joint called Mario by Mary with sandwiches like truffle-honey grilled cheese and grilled eggplant-ricotta.
The Pennsy will also be the first brick-and-mortar outposts for two very different, but equally loved vendors: butcher Pat La Frieda, who'll sell sandwiches, burgers and frozen meats as well as Adam Sobel's acclaimed vegan food truck the Cinnamon Snail, hawking plant-based burgers and snacky plates. Likewise on the veggie front, Top Chef Masters alum Franklin Becker has confirmed a location of his health-minded critical darling the Little Beet Table—dishes will range from salmon tartare and brown rice nori wraps to a quinoa bowl with beets, arugula, goat cheese and chicken.
The bi-level space will feature an indoor dining lounge rigged with communal tables and sofas, a fairweather patio space for the warmer months, a bar area with cocktails, wine, and beer and a second floor space for events. The Pennsy will be open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 10pm and Sunday from 11am to 8pm.