Food for Thought: Culinary experiences on the rise
Buoyed by the proliferation of “foodie culture,” the New York City food and beverage retail market continues to witness exponential growth, offering options for all. On the Upper West Side, Cipriani’s first-ever large-format culinary experience food hall is coming soon to 475 West 61st Street. The yet-to-be named food hall will serve typical classics like gelato, pasta, pizza and other Italian favorites. On the Upper East Side, HUSO, a speakeasy gourmet caviar bar recently opened at 1067 Madison Avenue. In Midtown, Belgian chocolatier Godiva unveiled its first café, bringing with it chocolatey drinks and sandwiches to 560 Lexington Avenue. In time for prime rooftop season, the team behind Black Tap Craft Beer & Burgers will open a new rooftop bar space, The Lookup, at the top of The Kixby hotel, 45 West 35th Street; additionally a new Black Tap flagship location with 150 seats is slated to open on the ground floor of the hotel.