It was only a matter of time before the country’s obsession with NFTs hit restaurants. This week, Grub Street reports that a company claiming to be the world’s “first NFT restaurant” is setting up shop in New York in 2023.
What does it mean? Well, the restaurant, called Flyfish Club, comes from NFT evangelist and former Resy founder Gary Vaynerchuk. According to the company’s website, customers will need to purchase a subscription using cryptocurrency to dine at the restaurant – the starting rate is 2.5 Ethereum, or roughly $ 8,500 at time of publication – while any food will be paid for in US dollars.
The restaurant has been under construction since at least August, when Vaynerchuk announced the project on CNBC. Details still seem to be coming together, but from now on it will include a cocktail bar and a 150-seat “globally inspired seafood restaurant”. For customers shell out for an upgraded omakase subscription – 4.25 Ethereum, or roughly $ 14,500 – there will also be a 14-seat sushi counter, which claims to serve imported fish daily from Japan.
Peter Luger opens in Las Vegas this year
Peter Luger brings his popular strip loin steaks to the Strip. According to a report from Eater Las Vegas this week, the venerable Brooklyn steakhouse will open a location at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas later this year, its first national expansion outside of New York in its 135-year history. The small steakhouse chain operates a location in Great Neck, New York, and opened another outpost in Tokyo last fall.
Place your orders in this new Filipino pop-up
A new food company specializing in Filipino cuisine has been making the rounds in recent weeks, popping up at All Night Skate, Winona’s and other Brooklyn restaurants. Today Patikim, run by Erika Costa, a former manager of the closed Bushwick Baby Skips cafe, serves her Filipino barbecue and other deliveries in Brooklyn and parts of Queens. Pre-orders for its set menus are open until midnight on January 14 or while supplies last. Delivery is January 18.
Martini at 25 cents. Certain terms and conditions apply.
You read correctly. Earlier this week, Nick Anderer, the owner of Anton’s in the West Village, announced that his restaurant is bringing back its 25-cent cocktail special for the month of January, where full-size martinis and Manhattans cost just one. shift during lunch hours from Wednesday to Friday. Espresso martinis are not included in the special, according to the post.