This week, Zak Pelaccio's second Fatty 'Cue location quietly opened to the public the "official" opening date is next Tuesday in the former Cabrito space. But while the new restaurant may share a name with the Brooklyn outpost, it bears little resemblance to the original. The space is divided into distinct dining areas, with a large private table in the back, next to the open kitchen. Changed, too, is the menu, which puts more emphasis on composed dishes than the Brooklyn location. (It will also change "almost daily," according to the Fatty Crew.) The flavors are the same smoky, funky, and East Asian with a little Italian influence thrown in but now they show up in dishes like Trippa "Malaysiana," greens with yuzu, and Edwards country ham with pretzel bread and aged butter. Even more interesting: Certain seats will be privy to Thai-style cocktail service, where diners essentially buy a bottle of booze, and the restaurant supplies a cart of mixers for the table. Take a look at all the menus, and a slideshow of the space, straight ahead.
Fatty 'Cue, 50 Carmine St., nr. Bedford St.; 212-929-5050