Friday, February 23, 2007

Italian Surprise at The Bowery Hotel

We admit that we are a sucker for this Bowery Hotel thing. When we saw those first guests walking in, we were oh so jealous. So we decided that we should check it out too, and check it out we did. The place is sweet, ranking up there with the other boutique powerhouses, both in NYC and globally. That's right, globally.

But we have more than just praise. We have some juicy intel. Like the bar is open for business. And that the restaurant will be of the Italian variety and is named Gemma. And that the operator is none other than Taavo Somer of Freeman's. To top it all off, there will be a super stealth Japanese joint in the sub-level that is still a few months away.

So let's take a deep breath and recap, shall we?
1. The Bowery Hotel is sweet.
2. The bar is open for cocktails.
3. The restaurant is Italian and a co-production with Freeman's.
4. Stealth Japanese joint coming soon.
5. Oooh, how could we forget, their website launched too.

Looking good, Billy Ray. Feeling good, Lewis.