Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Meet the Beagle, opening today

Over at the former Orologio space on Avenue A between 10th Street and 11th Street, the new eatery, the Beagle, opens today (per The Feed)... menus are up on the front window...

The cocktails are $12...


And back in February when the CB3/SLA OK'd this transfer, there were rumbling about a pricy menu of items between $26 and $31. Of the five "large plates" listed on the menu, the items run between $19 (grilled cobia!) and $26 (whole branzino). The small plates are priced between $9 and $15.


The pairing boards, including the pressed pig head and rum, are $17.

Matthew Piacentini is the owner. Garrett Eagleton is the executive chef. According to the Feed, Eagleton is an import from Clyde Common in Oregon's Ace Hotel. The bar manager is an alum of the John Dory Oyster Bar)

20 comments:

Jeremiah Moss said...

the East Village: once Little Poland, soon Little Portland.

just look:

http://www.acehotel.com/portland

Anonymous said...

That is the most disgusting menu I have ever seen. My arteries clogged just reading that thing. Seriously, do people other than seabound pirates really eat this way? Lamb necks and pig heads in rum, oats soaked in scotch for "dessert"? It's like a celebration of animal slaughter and alcohol. So, so gross.

Jeremiah Moss said...

but is it local?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2LBICPEK6w

Anonymous said...

Go back to eating McDonalds then! Looking forward to trying this place.

creature said...

This Beagle seems a bit too regal.

Anonymous said...

9:05, nice try, but the last time I ate McDonald's "food" was probably sometime around 1991, when I was still a teenager and didn't care or know better.

You sound corpulent and slow-witted. Why don't *you* try eating a vegetable?

Lisa said...

Chocolate custard with grapefruit and cornflakes? Whaaaaat?

Word verification is 'forkally'. Think I'll open a joint with that name - the menu will consist of wildly inappropriate mash-ups of food 'n booze so as to go head-to-head with this dog of a place, and anyone who complains gets clapped in irons. Who's with me?!?

esquared said...

recession must be over

Dick Hell said...

Fuck this place. I live within pissing distance and I plan to protest their cruel menu to the best of my bladder's abilities.

Anonymous said...

Oh god, please please please let "Dick Hell" be the one and only Richard. Thinking of him pissing (and for the animals, no less!) gets me all kinds of tingly.

Bowery Boy said...

What's the over/under on this place lasting 1 year? It doesn't have a shot in hell. Someone's gonna lose a lot of money on this one.

Marty Wombacher said...

I think their bites sound worse than their bark.

Crazy Eddie said...

@Jeremiah

With the rapid climate change of perpetual rain and cloudy days that was evident this spring, your OR theory seems very plausible. Next motif after OR becomes passé, Blade Runner (even more rain). Hey, right now, the EV seems to be already populated with replicants, say goodbye to humans.

BabyDave said...

Note the "No deletions" advisory. So if you have that familar craving for pressed pig head and rum, you will just have to deal with the "pickled things" that are, apparently, an essential part of the culinary experience.
I am definitely taking the under, Bowery Boy. Gone by year's end.

Anonymous said...

You people are harsh. Snob assholes need places to dine also--better that they have their own establishments and gather together and leave the normal good natured folks to enjoy their humble chow among their own kind. is what I say.

Anonymous said...

It's not my cup of tea but this whole head-to-tail way of eating is big now among foodies, and they will flock to this place. Now whether they go back depends on how good it is.

Anonymous said...

A bunch of angry bitter folk in here. Would you rather have another Superdive, Diablo Royale,or Webster Hall open up?

Jill said...

@2:12 not sure why you think it has to be a choice between a restaurant or a bar. I would prefer a shoe store.

Anonymous said...

I would like an old-school, one-room gym with an unpretentious juice/smoothie bar. I would also like there to be a gym cat, please, possibly two.

A shoe store would be OK too. Shoes are good!

Anonymous said...

I would like there to be a synagogue, back like it was when back in the long long ago before all these non-Russian speaking gentile bastards moved into my neighborhood.

If they must serve food, can't they serve only pickled herring?