We just spoke to a rather tight-lipped owner of Black Market, the lounge that replaces Pizza Shop today. He told us he wasnt doing press but couldnt help revealing that the crux of the menu, which launches tomorrow, will be cheeseburgers and oysters. Somewhere around ten dishes will be served from Tuesday through Sunday, 6 p.m. till midnight, including a salad and a shrimp cocktail. Oh, and real cocktails by Sam Anderson of Hotel Delmano. The food wont be anything fancy, but count on excellent purveyors (Pat LaFrieda, in the case of the cheeseburger). No reservations accepted unless (we can only assume) youre the type who can step to the door of the owners other place Cabin Down Below without hearing the words private party. But starting tomorrow, walk-ins are welcome at the rooms 60 seats. But take note: According to Eater, the roll-down gates will remain closed while the restaurant is opened, so look for the door to the right.
Black Market, 110 Avenue A, nr. 7th St; 212-614-9798