New York City’s flagship location of Serendipity3 reopened Friday, after more than a year of renovations, redecorating and revamping of the menu.
The 65-year-old icon, famous for its over-the-top decor, celebrity following and signature “Frrrozen Hot Chocolate,” treated itself to a facelift—a procedure popular among residents in its Upper East Side Manhattan neighborhood. But in freshening up the dining space, kitchen and menu, the restaurant preserved some of its best features.
Frrrozen Hot Chocolate; photo courtesy of Serendipity3
The interior still has that whimsical, fantasy-world vibe, with vibrant modern touches pairing with classic elements. Tiffany lamps,
With people getting out more now that more are vaccinated and COVID-19 restrictions largely are lifted, we asked Sun-Times readers to tell us where they’d take someone visiting Chicago for the first time.
Hundreds of people responded, offering their collective take on a local’s guide to the city.
Everybody had at least a few must-sees to suggest. There were the expected downtown landmarks, of course, but also beloved spots across the city.
“1.) An old-school neighborhood tavern — I like Stanley’s at
Rome-born and raised Stephania Cocozza, always had a vision for her own coffee shop. “A cozy place that was not a cookie-cutter cafe – traditional but with twentieth-century twists.” There should be fresh Italian pastries. The space is good for small and intimate gatherings – and the espresso drinks must be excellent. So after a twenty-year career working for big coffee companies, when she decided to open 9 Bar Cafe, the preparation was painstaking. It took Stephania a year to find a perfect spot, which ended up being at 18 Erie Street and later, 200 Greene Street in Jersey City,
The company that owns Famous Dave’s and Granite City Food & Brewery announced that it is adding two more brands to its menu: Village Inn and Bakers Square.
The $13.5 million deal with VIBSQ, LLC, the parent company of Village Inn and Bakers Square, is expected to close on or near July 30, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
Village Inn is a family restaurant concept with 21 company-owned restaurants and 114 franchised restaurants, including one in south Moorhead. (A Fargo location closed April 5 to make room for a new Chase Bank branch.)
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