Thursday, May 5, 2022

What to know about HAGS, a queer and trans-led dining destination opening on 1st Avenue

From the outside, there doesn't appear to be much happening on the plywood-covered storefront at 163 First Ave. just north of 10th Street.

Inside the small space is a whole other story, where HAGS, one of the most anticipated restaurant openings of this spring, is preparing to debut in the weeks ahead. 

HAGS describes itself as "an intimate restaurant in NYC by queer people for all people." In addition to some quality food and drink, the HAGS website states: "we serve radical luxury, unapologetic joy, community and optimistic change."

The restaurant via chef Telly Justice and sommelier Camille Lindsley (partners in business and in life) has received a good deal of press this year... here's a sampling to bring you up to date:
• HAGS Will Be Queer First, and a Restaurant Second (Eater)

• HAGS Wants to Be NYC’s Best Version of a Queer Potluck (The Infatuation)

• This Intimate East Village Restaurant Opening Soon Is By Queer People, For All People (SecretNYC
You can follow the HAGS Instagram account for updates. 

This space was last home to David Chang's Fuku

1 comment:

Eden Bee said...

This looks great!