Yesterday, Grub Street reported that Morgan McGlone, once a private chef and caterer on the Upper East Side who has been working in Australia, is opening a “45-seat restaurant that’ll serve modern Australian food” in September ... And, per the article, this restaurant will be at (or around!) Second Avenue and East Fifth Street.
So where could this "modern Australian" call home?
There are several empty restaurants right along this stretch of Second Avenue, including:
The old Sin Sin space!
The former Mission Cafe!
The former Sea Salt! (Closer to Sixth Street, but...)
Or, if someone has their streets wrong, how about the Matsukado space just north of Sixth Street?
And what, exactly, is modern Australian? I'm sure it's good. But I can't help but think of the drink-and-drown crowds hitting the Sunburnt Cow weekends ... which leaves me with a different perception of Australian cuisine.