For a city struggling to recover from a brutal winter, it’s been a busy few weeks.
A few hundred people packed into New York City’s Union Square Park last week for a marathon dinner party for the city’s elite: the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra and, most recently, the Royal Canadian Opera.
And at a new restaurant called New York’s favorite, an upscale diner called New England Café, more than a thousand diners turned out to feast on freshly baked specialty sandwiches and to try one of the restaurant’s specialties: the Drag Specialties Sandwich.
“I’m not going to lie: I’m not the biggest fan of the drag specialties,” said the owner of New England Cafe, the owner-operator of which has been on the market since April.
“But it’s great that it’s finally here,” he said.
“And the people are coming in.”
New England Café’s new location at Union Square, seen here in a March 6, 2017 file photo.
(Chris Keane/Bloomberg) The restaurant’s specialty sandwiches are made with a combination of meat and cheese, as well as lettuce, tomato, mushrooms, onion and celery, with special sauces on top.
They are typically made with whole-grain bread, but customers are being asked to add other ingredients to add a little more variety.
New York’s drag specialty group is expanding its menu to include a variety of sandwiches and other dishes, and it’s also planning to open an additional location in New Jersey next month.
The restaurant, whose name is a reference to the New England coast, is based in the historic Lower East Side neighborhood and has been open since April in a converted warehouse.
The menu is based on a classic drag-and-drop concept, but it’s getting a little creative.
The owners have been working on new menu items and other changes since spring, when the restaurant was still a one-stop shop for sandwiches, but they’re hoping to get to more of a specialty food menu in the future.
“We’ve tried to do a little bit of everything,” said New England’s owner, Tom Giesen, who owns other New England restaurants, including the popular restaurant of the same name in East Orange, N.J. “We’ve had a lot of fun with the concept and we’re really happy with it.
The restaurant, which is the first of its kind in New England, is opening in a building that was formerly used as a funeral home. “
It’s a good idea, I think, to start a new place with a little less of the focus on just sandwiches and more on more of the specialty items.”
The restaurant, which is the first of its kind in New England, is opening in a building that was formerly used as a funeral home.
Giesen said he has already found an investor and is considering opening a second location.
New England also has been working with local food truck operators, including New York, to get a larger menu and to develop a brand new concept for the menu.
The restaurants are expected to have a full menu, Giesens said.
The menu, which features a mix of sandwiches, is expected to include more than 50 specialty items, including a few from New England and New Jersey.
Some of the items are specialty items that Giesenosve worked on with his son and daughter, who are chefs.
Among the menu items are a new sandwich, which will be the first to feature cheese on the bun and a new, smaller sandwich, one that will include lettuce, tomatoes and mushrooms.
For now, New England Cafes customers can only order the new sandwich with a special sauce on the outside of the sandwich, called the Drag.
The sauces are not yet available on the menu, but will be available on a “second-chance basis” in the near future.
The first Drag Specialty Sandwich, seen in a file photo from March 6 in New Hampshire.
(Mark Lennihan/Associated Press) Gives it a twist, Gieden said, “because you know it’s not a sandwich.
It’s not really a sandwich but it looks like it.”