wd-50. The folks behind the venture just announced that it is on track to open at the end of February, while it won't have all the fine-dining bells and whistles that the chef's flagship became famous for, some creative twists are promised. The idea is a modern take on a traditional tavern - the grub will pay homage to NYC's diverse culinary culture with dishes like pigs in a blanket made with Chinese sausage, Japanese mustard and sweet chili sauce.
In the drinks department, guests can expect a healthy by the glass selection that features lesser-known varietals, and cocktails will also include rare ingredients like Iranian berries and pine-infused rum. The best part is that the joint promises to be affordable - no dish will surpass the $25 mark. Oh, and in case you were wondering, the eatery is named after his daughter Ellery, which is the old-English form of Alder. Awwwww. Stay tuned for the opening at 157 Second Avenue.