Monday, April 21, 2014
'Farm-to-table Mexican' coming to former Boukiés space
The Boukiés space on Second Avenue at East Second Street won't be empty for too long.
The Times reported last week that Vicki Freeman, Marc Meyer and Chris Paraskevaides, who own Cookshop, Hundred Acres and Five Points, will convert the corner space into a Mexican restaurant.
Said Freeman: "I’m calling it farm-to-table Mexican."
The Greek-themed Boukiés closed in March after a two-year run. In April 2013, owner Christos Valtzoglos sued the State Liquor Authority over an "illegal agreement" with Community Board 3. Boukiés only had a beer-wine license. Perhaps the new owners will somehow be able to secure a full liquor license.
Speaking of Mexican food, the Black Ant is getting ready to open just one block away… on the east side of Second Avenue north of Third Street…
The owners of Ofrenda in the West Village are behind Black Ant, which is billing itself this way: "Innovative Mexican cuisine & cocktail bar."
Previously on EV Grieve:
Boukiés has 'permanently closed' on Second Avenue
Team behind Ofrenda bringing Black Ant to the East Village