Barnie’s redo, meat and magic, and a spaghetti house bans kids

The Park Avenue Barnie’s Espresso & Tea Co. cafe, formerly identified as Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen, is scheduled to reopen next 7 days following a renovation of the space and a revamping of the food menu. CoffeeKitchen – you know they paid out a branding professional loads of money to remove the house among the two terms – was kicked off a lot more than 11 yrs back and highlighted the estimable chef Camilo Velasco as the company’s govt chef. Onsite bean roasting was planned, and pour-about coffee was intended to be a forte. By now, CoffeeKitchens (CoffeesKitchen?) should have been dotting the countryside.

None of that played out. Velasco is now the chef at the upscale Tiffins in Disney’s Animal Kingdom topic park. And so much no new govt chef has been named for the reboot, which reclaims the aged tried using and correct identify. So we’ll just have to see what sort of food is offered to go with Barney’s constantly-superior coffee.

A media preview is planned for Feb. 23, so continue to keep looking at for an formal opening announcement.

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Kostya Kimlat, the acclaimed “business magician,” will be returning to Christner’s Primary Steak & Lobster, from whence he got his start off. In fact, the Lee Street restaurant was however acknowledged as Del Frisco’s back then when Kimlat wandered by the eating room like an instrumentless musician.

But this time, Kimlat will be accomplishing his brain-boggling magic in a private room as element of a magic demonstrate dinner. The dinners are Feb. 23 and 24, even though the 23d is offered out. Tickets are $259 and involves a four-course meal. Tickets at

I have been recognised to complete a very little magic at Christner’s myself – I can designed an whole ribeye vanish. (Does not normally get the job done with a bone-in steak.)

A Tinton Falls, New Jersey, restaurant has been acquiring globe-vast awareness after it announced final week that it was banning small children underneath the age of 10 from its premises. That isn’t unheard of, but it does appear to be peculiar from a position known as Nettie’s Property of Spaghetti.

A write-up on the restaurant’s Facebook website page mentioned: “We really like children. We definitely, actually, do. But currently, it’s been extremely complicated to accommodate kids at Nettie’s. In between sound amounts, deficiency of house for superior chairs, cleaning up insane messes, and the legal responsibility of children running all-around the restaurant, we have made a decision that it’s time to take regulate of the problem.”

As of very last week, the submit experienced been shared much more than 6000 moments, with remarks well balanced in between outraged disappointment and grateful praise.

The ban doesn’t go into effect till March 8, so mothers and fathers in the NJ spot still have a probability to go out and annoy fellow diners.

Victoria & Albert’s banned kids underneath 10 numerous a long time in the past, famously annoying the New York Periods food items writer Florence Fabricant, who had get her grandchildren to Walt Disney Earth and preferred to just take them to the fine eating cafe. As an alternative, she and the kids were built to consume at the chef’s desk, which is, of course, a person of the most coveted and illusive tables in the place.

But that was yrs in the past. When V&A reopened a several months in the past, they dispensed with the jackets-demanded coverage, so who appreciates. It’s possible Vicky & Al have substantial chairs now. Or a children menu with spaghetti.