Openings: Maman, Sammy’s House of BBQ

July 1, 2016 7:54 am Last Updated: March 8, 2018 5:23 pm

New openings in New York City:


Maman Greenpoint. (Camila Gutierrezh)
Maman Greenpoint. (Camila Gutierrezh)

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.

Maman Greenpoint
80 Kent St. (at Franklin Street)
Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Maman at ICP Museum
250 Bowery (between East Houston & Stanton streets)

Sammy’s House of BBQ

(Courtesy of Sammy's House of BBQ)
(Courtesy of 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)