In a gossip item yesterday that was very short on both gossip and basic information, the New York Post reported that global gallery mogul Larry Gagosian is planning to open a restaurant in the ground floor of 980 Madison Avenue, the building housing Gagosian’s Upper East Side location. The mysterious restaurant, to be managed by nearby eatery Sant Ambroeus — which one Yelper calls “a dining room away from home for many UES people” — doesn’t have a name yet, so we at ARTINFO have taken it upon ourselves to give Gogo these 10 suggestions accompanied by general menu guidelines.
— A bakery named Rachel Whitebread.
— A pastry shop called Cecily’s Brownies.
— A brunch spot named Jackson Pile o’ Lox.
— A Jewish deli called Carsten Challah.
— A burger joint named Martin Kippenberger and Fries.
— A greasy spoon diner called Green Eggleston and Hamilton.
— A fish and chips shack called Urs Fischer and Chips.
— An Indian restaurant named Currin in a Hurry.
— A pie stand named Julian Schnapple Pie.
— A candy shop called Saltwater Taffe.
Suggest your own below! (Here’s Gagosian’s artist roster, for your pun-composing perusal.)
— Julia Halperin, Benjamin Sutton