Though Top Chef heartthrob Sam Talbot was initially slated to oversee the kitchen at the soon-to-be Spitzer’s Corner, that die was shortly uncast after supposed diva-like behavior from the TV celebrity chef.
Enter Chef Michael Cooperman (formerly of Le Bernadin glory), to finesse the American gastropub fare with a destination-worthy raw bar. Things are looking good for Will & Rob Shamlian’s imminent eatery, pleasingly outfitted with zinc countertops, retractable glass awnings & plenty of outdoor seating.
Spitzer’s Corner intends to keep things casual in the front bar room with 40-plus beers on tap and tricked-out bar snacks- the likes of pork fat popcorn. Seeing as an alumnus of the Le Bernadin school of cooking now holds court in the kitchen, I’d say they’re in good hands. But judgment day won’t officially come until the first week of August…
Until we eat again,
**Don’t forget to subscribe for Restaurant Girl’s Weekly Newsletter**