PART-TIME RESTAURANT “NEIGHBOR” OPENS IN NEW YORKMarch 23rd, 2011 by Wladimir Nikoluk
Based out of their turn-of-the-century tea factory loft, the restaurant serves “what they eat in their house,” a simple menu of basic family favorites, revolving mostly around what produce is in season. Neighbor was born out of a mutual love for gathering people together and making an event out of good conversation and good food with friends. Meals usually cost around $35 per person, just about covering the cost of ingredients and a fair amount of alcohol. A classic winter menu could look like Wild Mushroom Toast, Hazelnut & amp; Chard Ravioli, Brick Chicken & amp; Cauliflower Purée with Rst’d Root Veggies, and Meyer Lemon Granita & amp; Shortbreads with Six Point beer, but if you want to know more, you’ll have to eat at Neighbor.
The two love birds plan to make the part-time restaurant a full-time restaurant whenever it feels right. In the mean-time, they’re exploring foods and expanding what it is that they eat in their house.
The next dinner is Saturday, March 26, and at the time of writing this, 2 seats are still open. A sneak peak might involve grilled flatbreads with fig jam and prosciutto. In case Saturday fills up, future dinners include Easter Brunch on Sunday April 24 with 7 seats open and a Summer Supper on Saturday May 28 with 10 seats open.
Sandbox Community Manager Wladimir Nikoluk is passionate about philosophy, politics and economics and philosophizing about the most delightful things in life he empirically concluded that good food ranks highly on the list.