Category Archives: Tex-Mex

The final El Vez signage

April 18, 2014- El Vez is set to open next week. The final signage is up, now in red motif to contrast much more nicely with the

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Exclusive look inside El Vez

April 9, 2014- El Vez folks preparing for opening in a few weeks (assuming no city holdups with permits) gave us a nice tour. We then asked for a photo. You can see the main bar, above. Outdoors, the

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Stephen Starr’s reputation in Philly

March 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer With Stephen Starr’s mega restaurant El Vez expected to open in the next few months in Battery Park City, good questions to ask are, “Who is this Stephen Starr from Philly and does … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Goldman Sachs takes down El Vez neon signs

Update March 22, 2014- The rest of the large neon signs were taken down as well. Read below for the whole scoop. March 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV first reported that the neon sign installed by Stephen Starr’s … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Chipotle coming to South End Ave commercial strip

March 14, 2014- The old cleaners, now closed down, next to the drug store and Gristedes, has paper on the window. Multiple sources told us that a Chipotle restaurant is going in. We then confirmed the story with our own … Continue reading

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Progress with Stephen Starr’s El Vez restaurant on Vesey Street

Update March 8, 2014-We got a sneak peak inside El Vez today. The bar is installed, but the ceiling and floors are still not installed. Factoring that in, plus the wildcard of many months of city building permit delays, June … Continue reading

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RIP Super Linda

Update December 12, 2013- We predicted the demise of Super Linda back in February with our title “RIP Super Linda”. We see dead people, so to speak. Sure enough, it is official. Eater reports, “Tribeca Latin restaurant Super Linda is … Continue reading

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Grub Street is dead wrong on El Vez

January 16, 2014- The food blog Grub Street thinks that because El Vez is looking to hire a “chef” (is an assembly-person for taco and guacamole really a “chef”?), that it is “opening very soon”. In fact, there has been … Continue reading

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Jamie Foxx eats at SouthWestNY twice in a week

September 18, 2013- The NY Posts reports that Academy Award winning actor Jamie Foxx dined at SouthWestNY twice last week. He tried out the brunch on Sunday.

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SouthWestNY outdoor seating is a big hit

Update May 21, 2013- The customer flow to the new SouthWestNY has been a pleasant surprise for owner Abraham Merchant. People in town for site-seeing are flocking to the sunny outdoor decks. Mr. Merchant said, “We are pleased that our … Continue reading

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Stephen Starr’s El Vez

December 4, 2012 By Steven E. Greer The CB1 tonight voted to approve the liquor license for the newest high-end restaurant to enter the Conrad Hotel space call El Vez, which currently has a location in Philadelphia. It will be … Continue reading

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New Mexican restaurant to open next to Blue Smoke

November 30, 2012 The rumors were correct. According to the CB1 agenda, a Mexican restaurant called El Vez is asking for a liquor license to open a spot on Vesey Street next to the Blue Smoke. This news is courtesy … Continue reading

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Oaxaca Tacos (pronounced WaHaCa)

Located on the upper level esplanade by North Cove Marina and the World Financial Center Winter Garden. There is no phone number and no deliveries, walk up only.

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(In full screen 1080i HD) The Mexicue fusion taco/BBQ truck is now serving our area. To find out when and where it is, click here. BatteryPark.TV is also working with the owner to possibly have then set up a stand … Continue reading

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Running a successful restaurant in Battery Park is not hard

March 5, 2011 With so many restaurants in Battery Park being shut down, such as The Gate House, Johnney’s Fish Grill, Fox Hounds, Applebee’s, Steamers Landing, Pizza Bola, Pac Rim, etc, one might conclude that it is impossible to run … Continue reading

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