May 16, 2011

Culinography: What Happens When (NYC)

by Erin Gleeson

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It seems that pop-ups are popping up all over New York City recently. What’s going on? Or should I say What Happens When? That’s the name of a new pop-up resto that has a nine-month lease on a space in SoHo, and a new menu and theme every month. I visited in April for Movement # 3, inspired by Impressionistic paintings and 1880′s garden parties.

The place was packed and we didn’t sit until 10pm for a 9:30pm reservation (which was all we could get a week before). I was pleased with, but not terribly impressed by the $58 prix fixe menu, which started with the artichoke salad (above).

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Took a while to get the waiter to come over so we could ask for silverware. She said to look in the drawer under the table. What?!? Why didn’t I think of that? More annoying than clever.

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They surprised us by charging way too much for cocktails and the three of us shared the cheapest bottle of wine they had. We had a lovely time, but not sure it was worth the price in the end ($100 per person).

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