New openings in New York City:
Maman, the popular South of France-inspired cafe and bakery, has opened up its fourth and fifth locations: Maman Greenpoint and Maman at ICP Museum.
Both feature vintage decor and serve coffee, pastries, and healthy lunch options from Michelin-starred chef Armand Arnal. Maman at ICP Museum also features a to-go window for coffee and cookies.
To celebrate its partnership with the International Center of Photography, Maman at ICP Museum is releasing a limited edition ICP Museum and Maman coffee cup featuring a photograph from photographer and photojournalist “WeeGee.” Future coffee cups will showcase other museum exhibitions.
80 Kent St. (at Franklin Street)
Maman at ICP Museum
250 Bowery (between East Houston & Stanton streets)
Sammy’s House of BBQ
Owner Sammy Benmoha, Pit Master Lou Elrose (Wildwood BBQ and Hill Country), and designer Ray Trosa have opened a new BBQ restaurant in Midtown Manhattan.
Sammy’s House of BBQ is serving up hearty, meat-eater classics, like Big Lou’s Spicy Porkapalooza, a beef patty with Carolina pulled pork, hickory smoked bacon, pepper jack cheese, raspberry BBQ sauce, lettuce, tomato, and pickles; and Texas Smoked Brisket, beef brisket rubbed with salt, pepper, and cayenne, then smoked low and slow for 14 to 16 hours; along with a variety of chicken and seafood dishes, salads, and BBQ platters.
The three-floor roadhouse restaurant is filled with themed decor, from reclaimed barn wood and burlap cattle feed sacks to framed meat cleavers and an antique two-man saw.
Open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner.
258 W. 44th St. (between Seventh & Eighth avenues)