Seen & Heard: Groceries Spotted at Best Market

••• “Looks like Best Market is coming sooner rather than later,” reports T. “Saw them loading in some groceries this morning.” Was I the only one hoping for a bit of a renovation?

••• Just in from Room (at N. Moore and Varick): “From now until January 4, certain floor samples are on sale, with discounts ranging from 30 to 70%.”

••• Fernando Espinosa’s Dream Lights of the City opens today at One Art Space: “Ecuadorean-born Espinosa uses innovative infrared photography to create haunting aerial images; deeply delicate and darkly menacing, both familiar and unreal.”

••• I walked by Café Altro Paradiso, the forthcoming Italian restaurant at Spring and Sixth from the guys behind Estela, and there was no paper in the windows and the interior looked pretty far along.

Cafe Altro Paradiso••• Tribeca Mama pointed out that “the main ‘Tribeca’ episode of ‘The Affair’ [on Showtime] aired last Sunday! Season 2 Episode 10. It is shown that the main characters have been living in 1 N. Moore and they filmed a pretty long scene on the street in front of 25 N. Moore.”

••• Peeked into the eastern storefront at 125 Chambers, in the Cosmopolitan Hotel. Hard to tell what might come of it, but there’s a downstairs level, which I wouldn’t have guessed.

125 Chambers Cosmopolitan Hotel storefront••• The fantastic butterscotch pot de crème is back on the menu at North End Grill; apparently, we can thank chef Eric Korsh for it, since he’s handling desserts these days (former pastry chef Tracy Obolsky left last month).

North End Grill butterscotch pot de creme


1 Comment

  1. “Was I the only one hoping for a bit of a renovation?”

    Grocery store margins are very thin, typically 1-2%. With a relatively short lease to go, I would not expect them to invest much into the premises themselves.