31 Mar 2011
For the past few weeks or so, I’ve been bombarded with a barrage of twittering and blogging about Spuntino - the latest offering from Russell Norman and Richard Beatty (operators of Soho-based, Venetian style bacaro haunts, Polpo and Polpetto).
“New York! Brooklyn! Lower East Side! Speakeasy!” they say of the atmosphere and decor.
“Seats only 26! No reservations, no phone number provided!” they say of the restaurant policy.
“Truffle egg toast! Sliders! Mac and cheese! Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches!” they say of the food.
“ZOMG! Sex shops and hookers!” they say of the location within Soho’s red light district.
After being driven a little mad from persistent ravings about an eatery so nearby to my office, I decided to wander down in my lunch break to see what the deal was. (more…)