31 Walker Street, application for a liquor license for Anejo – Resolution
That’s the storefront at the southeast corner of Church, where Bread Tribeca was.
A few assumptions:
1) It’s Añejo—”aged” in Spanish, an adjective with a specific meaning vis-à-vis tequila (“aged a minimum of one year, but less than three years in small oak barrels,” says Wikipedia).
2) It’s a branch of Añejo Tequileria, the Hell’s Kitchen restaurant helmed by Angelo Sosa, who has worked with Jean-Georges Vongerichten and appeared on “Top Chef.” (Funnily enough, I spotted a man who looks a lot like him, wearing chef’s whites, at the corner of W. Broadway and Duane this afternoon. I noticed him because I couldn’t figure out where he would be working.)
I called Añejo and the hostess said she’d pass along the message. I could be wrong—it happens!—but if the new restaurant isn’t related to the Hell’s Kitchen one, then the folks behind it would have had to have done no due diligence. UPDATE: Charlie from Añejo called to confirm it’s them. He said the place might be a bit more upscale than the Añejo uptown, but not fundamentally different.
And now, some mouthwatering pictures from the Añejo in Hell’s Kitchen.
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