Monday, September 10, 2018

About Joya Loves Louie, opening soon in the former Café Orlin space on St. Mark's Place

Work continues over at 39-41 St. Mark's Place just east of Second Avenue... where Joya Loves Louie is expected to open this fall in the old Café Orlin space...

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New York magazine featured the new establishment, a vegetarian cafe-market combo, in its fall preview.

The chef is Joya Carlton, whose résumé includes the Orchard Grocer.

Per New York:

In tribute to its predecessor, the neighborhood standby Café Orlin, this all-day restaurant, bar, and store next door has christened a dish “The Orlin”: berbere-roasted cauliflower with rosehip harissa, olive tapenade, labne, eggs, and greens. It’s not only a nod to Orlin’s North African roots, but an example of the multicultural inspirations on chef Joya Carlton’s vegetarian menu. There’s falafel waffles with whipped maple and fruit, jackfruit osso buco with polenta and coconut gremolata, and an eggs Benedict served with the carrot “lox”...

The magazine notes that Louie "was Carlton’s Italian grandfather and culinary role model."

Aside from a café, there will be a market in the adjacent space (next to Dallas BBQ)...

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According to Patch, the other people involved the project are Bob Perl, fellow Tower Brokerage executive Steve Dunaif and restaurateur Darin Rubell (Boulton & Watt, Drexler’s, among others).

Cafe Orlin closed last October after 36 years at the address.

Previously on EV Grieve:
1st sign of activity at the former Cafe Orlin space on St. Mark's Place

No trespassing (or hunting or fishing) at the former Cafe Orlin

Cafe Orlin will close after 36 years in business (34 comments)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Awful name. Get rid of "The Orlin" too as it's inappropriate.