Monday, August 20, 2018
Veteran of hit L.A. ramen shop behind new noodle venture at 131 Avenue A
A Japanese restaurant is coming to 131 Avenue A between St. Mark's Place and Ninth Street.
Applicants representing an LLC called Ays Noodle Company have applied for a beer-wine license for the former Baci e Vendetta space.
The restaurant is TabeTomo.
The applicants are on tonight's CB3-SLA agenda, though this item won't be heard in front of the committee.
There are also renderings of the interior on the front doors...
According to the questionnaire on file at the CB3 website (PDF here), Tabetomo will be open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight. The questionnaire lists eight tables to accommodate 24 diners. There's also a 15-seat bar.
The applicant, Tomotsugu Kubo per the CB3 questionnaire, has management experience at the popular Tsujita LA Artisan Noodle, which apparently serves "life-changingly good" tonkotsu ramen and tsukemen, and the Tsujita LA Artisan Noodles ANNEX ... both in Los Angeles.
No word on menu items for Avenue A just yet.
This is the second L.A. ramen transplant to venture into the East Village this summer. Tatsu Ramen, with two locations in Los Angeles, opened its first NYC outpost last month at 167 First Ave.
Baci e Vendetta closed at 131 Avenue A in March after nearly 16 months in service. Nic Ratner, a partner in Baci e Vendetta, told me that business for the Italian cafe wasn't sustainable with only a beer-and-wine license.
This space was the 10 Degrees Bistro until the fall of 2015 ... and the Flea Market Cafe before that.