Had a slew of posts last month about the ongoing saga (Are they open? Are they closed?) at The Purple Fig (250 W. 72nd).
If you lost track of things, they reopened in late-September with a new menu. Apparently they also have new management (thanks to @ManhattanMingle for the photo).
If you’re curious about the menu changes, you can see old (left) and new (right) below (click for full-size)
Appetizers are mostly in the same price range and sides have gone up by $1.
The old menu was pulled from Purple Fig’s website — it’s still there as of today. Thanks to MUW reader @keithmarder for snapping a photo of the new one in their window.
Keith adds that he heard it’s just management that has changed — same owners.
Anyone been since the change?
Posted on Monday that popular kosher restaurant Mike’s Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen closed and is reopening as a burger bar (654 Amsterdam, at 92nd).
DNAinfo has an article detailing the plans on the new space — the owners are hoping to open by November 1:
The restaurant will have tables with 45 seats, and down the line, an outdoor cafe as well as delivery. They also applied for a liquor license.
But there will be more on offer than just burgers, Chef Michael Gershkovich said, including buffalo wings and chicken and tuna burgers.
“Getting wings and a beer in kosher dining is so so impossible,” he said, until now.
Sounds like it’ll be a great addition for those with dietary restrictions. I’m curious to see how it does with the non-kosher crowd.
I just got off the phone with them and can confirm today was indeed their grand opening.
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