New this week
Thu Aug 31 2006
Photo: Ben Rosenzweig
Forget about Emeril: This neon-pink eatery’s onomatopoeic name, Bamn!, alludes to the way the food is doled out: It’s an automat—the first one in NYC since the Horn and Hardat at East 42nd Street and Third Avenue closed in 1991. Patrons enter, deposit change into the vending machine and open a door to receive freshly prepared snacks like chicken nuggets, peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches and Japanese doughnuts. 37 St. Marks Pl at Second Ave (212-358-7685).—Leslie Price
Photo: Cinzia Reale-Castello
For months, Soho residents have been wondering what’s behind the paper covering the windows at this restaurant on Lafayette and Prince Streets. This week, the owners have finally unveiled a caf filled with classic American and European street foods. Breakfast includes muffins and eggs, lunch features burgers and Belgian fries, and dinner specials change daily. There’s even a mini beer garden, with a camouflage picnic table, but the garden closes at 9pm to appease the neighbors. 62 Prince St at Lafayette St (212-219-2129).—James Oliver Cury
Named after a famous rugby stadium in Dublin, this Irish pub—opening in Hell’s Kitchen the first week of September—has 13 flat-screen TVs, 14 beers on tap, and pub fare like burgers and wings. 599 Tenth Ave between 43rd and 44th Sts (212-239-8020).
Photo: Talia Simhi
The menu at this new Chelsea restaurant-lounge—which replaced Diner 24—is organized by country, not by course. The options vary based on what’s seasonal. France, Italy and Greece star currently on the brunch, lunch, dinner and late-night menus. 102 Eighth Ave at 15th St (212-242-7773).
Wine & Roses
Wine Bar and Caf Upper West Siders can try 24 vinos by the glass and 100 by the bottle, all sourced from boutique wineries, at this 25-seat venue. Mediterranean noshes include handmade herbed potato chips, panini, salumi and pt. 286 Columbus Ave between 73rd and 74th Sts (212-579-9463).