Archie & Sons is now open on Third Avenue at St. Mark's Place... we've already heard good things about the 50s-style luncheonette, from the no-nonsense interior to the straightforward menu.
We wrote about it back on July 30:
Archie & Sons has roots on Long Island (Hewlett) where proprietor Howie Cohen ran Archie's Deli until 2010.
Cohen is also one of the investors who bought the Papaya King brand several years ago.
While we didn't get a chance to speak with Cohen, Blake Gower, part of the Papaya King team, told us a little more about Archie & Sons.
"Howie and his family have been in the business for decades. The presence of B&H and Stage reinforced our thinking that the East Village was the right kind of neighborhood to bring this to life in NYC; there's a certain warmth and appreciation for homey neighborhood places that persists in the East Village," Gower said. "I grew up eating at the original Archie's — I still have dreams about side dishes of Howie's macaroni salad."
Let us know if you try it...