Keith McNally’s Pulino’s on the Bowery Auctions Its Goods Ahead of ‘Cherche Midi’ This Spring

Posted on: January 3rd, 2014 at 6:02 am by
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Keith McNally admitted defeat on the Bowery, closing his Pulino’s Pizzeria at the end of December. However, the restaurateur will return later this spring with a new culinary concept for the space – a French joint called Cherche Midi. Chefs at the helm are Shane McBride (currently executive chef of Balthazar) and Daniel Parilla (currently head sous chef of Minetta Tavern).

Meanwhile, yesterday was the public auction of the physical assets. Everything was up for grabs. All the interior furnishings, fixtures, kitchen accessories, and even the “bar and pizzeria” neon signage which still burns bright. The latter item sold for $1,000.

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Auctioning the Pulino’s gear

And now for some rumormongering: We overheard Daniel Parilla tell a friend that McNally also tapped him for a “Wall Street project” (likely 5 Beekman), opening sometime in 2015.

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