Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Where will 'modern Australian' call home on Second Avenue?

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!

Kurve/Rhong Tiam!

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.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like it probably be more along the lines of Public on Elizabeth Street than the sunburnt cow.

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Goggla said...

I saw this morning that the Mission Cafe space is being combined with the bodega space next-door, so maybe there? Although, I thought that space was bought by the cafe across the street...

@Anon 10:01 - ha!