Take a Peek Inside ‘Tijuana Picnic’ on Essex, the Latest from Acme/Indochine Team

Posted on: July 10th, 2014 at 5:22 am by
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What was once dubbed “South Central” on Essex Street is now rechristened Tijuana Picnic. The Laugh Lounge successor is the brainchild of Jean-Marc Houmard and Hui Chi Lee, both vets of Indochine and Acme. Chef Alex Lopez is importing a fusion cuisine that mixes the palates of Mexico and Southeast Asia.

And while the disheveled exterior of 151 Essex might suggest otherwise, the guts of Tijuana Picnic appear close to completion. Front door is open dayside now, allowing for quick peeks of progress. Like this one.

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Tijuana Picnic has been in the works since May 2013. Recent projections called for a springtime opening. It was not to be. Autumn seems more likely here.

Laugh Lounge ceased operations in 2012 after eight years in existence.

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