Thursday, November 17, 2016
An early look at FryGuysNYC coming soon to 2nd Street
Text and photos by Stacie Joy
Marco Lanuto and McKenzie Foster, East Village residents partnered in business and in life, plan on opening their 1970s-inspired retro fry shop FryGuysNYC with a touch of grit, glitter, rainbows and an affordable menu at 150 E. Second St. between Avenue A and Avenue B by the end of the year.
FryGuysNYC will sell meals for less than $10, with main courses such as fried chicken and brisket alongside a large variety of french fries and toppings. (The store also plans on offering dessert fries, such as caramel-infused tater tots with chocolate and sea salt, topped with marshmallow drizzle.)
The recently completed mural next to the storefront (formerly a short-lived vape shop, and prior to that, a Vietnamese sandwich shop) is by artist Theresa Kim, who works under the name Resa_Piece. The owners have given Kim a one-year residency at the shop. In addition, Mosaic Man Jim Power is set to decorate the storefront with his work, and plans are in place for a floor made out of old vinyl records and a ceiling hung with lighted disco balls.
The restaurant’s hours are to be determined, but Lanuto and Foster want to be open for breakfast through late-night snacking. They said they will eventually apply for a beer/wine license and offer $3 beers like PBR.