Seen & Heard: Almond’s Brunch Menu Includes Baby Food

••• Añejo has intriguing plans for its downstairs den: Abajo (which means “down”) opens May 8 offering small bites that are “a fusion of Mexican and NYC street food concepts and flavors” and a beverage program “focused around a library of agave-based distillates.” The party will get started a bit later.

Abajo••• Nicholas Holiber installs his “Head of Goliath” sculpture at Tribeca Park happens today. (The rendering: is below.) A group called [Silence is Accurate] is hosting a free talk with Holiber on May 28 in Soho: “Nicolas will be discussing his eight-foot-long Head of Goliath installation on view in Tribeca Park, May through September 2015. Combining reclaimed objects with artistic materials, Holiber creates contemporary characters that are inspired by the fragmented remains of ancient sculpture and the artwork from past civilizations. ‘I see the remnants of a classical bust or an Aztec stone sculpture as testaments of the human spirit throughout time. Likewise, Head of Goliath will be a connection to the past and serve as a symbol of that spirit,’ remarks Holiber.”

rendering of Tribeca Park sculpture by Nicholas Holiber••• The build-out of Maison Kayser in the former Harrison space is underway. (Photo by Andrea.)

Maison Kayser by Andrea••• I hadn’t realized that Almond now serves brunch. And here’s a first, at least to my knowledge: The menu includes homemade baby food.

Almond brunch menu••• A reader alerted me that something is up at 145 Nassau, at the northwest (?) corner of Beekman. Mike Chitwood said he heard a year or so ago that it’d be a cocktail bar, but that could’ve been the abandoned plans for a political clubhouse. I peeked inside, and work is underway, but for what? If you know, please spill it.

145 Nassau••• I enjoyed the horchata soft-serve ice cream at El Vez Burrito; should’ve gotten the salted corn flakes on top, though. Here’s hoping the burrito bar opens on weekends soon.


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  1. If Kaffe, or something like it, opened a satellite at 145 Nassau, they’d double their money overnight. The immed area has no non-chain alts for serious coffee unless you go south of Fulton …