BIG NEWS on MACDOUGAL STREET
The beloved Greenwich Village institution for 100 years,
the new CAFFE DANTE is open to open its doors on
Macdougal Street in New York's Greenwich Village where it
operated for exactly 100 years before owner (44years)
Mario Flotta called it quits in April 2015 and sold the
legendary caffe to new owners.
I just poped my head in there before and they look like they
ready to open any day now. Only thing is, although the place looks quite nice, it doesn't look like it will be anything like it was for some
100 years, which is a true and classic Italian Caffe that served
New York's best cup of Espresso along with Cappuccino and
Italian Pastries, Sandwiches, and homemade Gelato.
The new place looks like a cool new Italian Bar, or Wine Bar
and not the type of place where a writer can go and linger
over a cappuccino for an hour while he bangs out his lates
novela. Actually, I've just heard that the new owner Linden Pride has
describe the new Dante as an Apertivo Bar celebrating the Italian
heritage of a New York institution. So statesthe mission statement on the new Dante's website.
Well, I'll find out soon when I go and chcek it out.
There's a picture of former owner Mario Flotta on the new Dante's website
whcih will no longer be called Caffe Dante, but DANTE NYC
PS .... In a post on Grubstreet, the articles headline is this;
"DANTE WILL BECOME a UNBEARABLE TRENDY
SMALL-PLATES RESTAURANT" end quote ...
Sierra Tishgart for Grubstreet March 25, 2015
A CLASSIC JG MELON BURGER
Up Macdougal Street less than 100 feet from Caffe Dante comes
a big new suprise for New York and Greenwich Village as an
offshoot of the famed Upper East Side 's famed JG MELON
bar and Burger Joint will be opening shortly on the corner
of Macdougal & bleecker Streets. Yhis guy for one is huge fan
of JG Melon and their awesome Burgers and am looking forward
to a great classic on a corner that has one mediocre food
establsihment after te other for the past 30 years. JG Melon
with their great burgers and cool laid back ambiance will be
a welcome new neighbor.
And by the way, for this guy, JG Melon makes one of
New York's Top Two Burgers along with The
Shake Shack, JG Melon and Shake Shack get my
# 1 and # 2 Votes ...
The BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK
JG MELON BURGERS Are GREAT !
But The DUDE Prefers His
IN N OUT BURGERS
Learn How to Make Them
THE DUDES BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK
"GOT ANY KAHLUA" ???
A Shuttered CAFFE DANTE
Ready to Spring into a New Chapter of Its Life
What Will It Be?
3rd Avenue at 72nd Stret, NEW YORK, NY
Danny Abrahms of The Mermaid & Red Cat
has partenered with longtime JG MELON Manager
Shaun Young to open a Greenwich Village outpost
of the famed JG MELON ...
If all goes well, this Greenwich Village JG Melon offshoot
promises to be the 1st of many others. Maybe a bad thing?