If you’ve been watching Queer Eye and have been dying to try some of the quick and easy meals Antoni creates, now is your chance.
The show’s food expert has experience working in restaurant kitchens and is even coming out with his own cookbook. That said, he is still defending his cooking abilities among fans who aren’t convinced he can actually cook. Now, we’ll all get a chance to see his skills when he opens his NYC restaurant next week!
According to Eater, Antoni Porowski and his partners Lisle Richards and Eric Marx—who together make up the Metric hospitality group—plan to relaunch the classic West Village diner, Village Den. The restaurant closed earlier this year (after a 36 year run at 225 West 12th Street) but is being brought back to life next Friday, September 28.
That said, the restaurant’s new concept will center around “a wholesome yet fulfilling lifestyle.” Sounds a bit cryptic to us, but we assume that’s a fancier way of saying fast-casual.
The counter service restaurant will run all-day once opened, with dishes like turkey-stuffed cabbage rolls with cauliflower rice, smoothies, and even “low-carb ketosis options,” according to Food & Wine.
While no location or dates were shared, we’ll certainly be on alert for any and all updates! As for his cookbook, Porowski says it will only have some avocado recipes now (originally he intended to feature none! *gasp*). But we have a feeling his restaurant won’t be able to avoid the fatty fruit as easily.
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