Tuesday, November 8, 2016
[Photo by the Bride of 7th]
Porchetta has not been open of late on Seventh Street... a note on the door points to repairs here between Avenue A and First Avenue. A tipster told us that business has been slow.
I reached out to co-owners Sara Jenkins and Matt Lindemulder to see what was happening.
Lindemulder confirmed that the Seventh Street location of Porchetta has now officially closed.
"We are not permanently shut just moving. We have not yet found the right location yet but we are exploring a couple of options and are looking forward to getting up and running as soon as possible," he said via email. "One of those options is in the East Village but nothing concrete has materialized."
The quick-serve restaurant, which specializes in Italian-style roast pork sandwiches and platters, opened in 2008. There are plenty of fans. New York magazine called Porchetta’s porchetta "drop-dead delicious, abundantly juicy, aggressively seasoned."
Jenkins also runs Porsena and Extra Bar on Seventh Street between Second Avenue and Cooper Square.