After the success of its breakfast pop-up Bodega, which will open at 23 Ann St. later this year, Uptown Social will debut a new breakfast-inspired concept inside its 10,000-square-foot bar/restaurant Saturday, Aug. 21.
The Greasy Spoon will serve classic New York City diner fare with a Southern twist, Uptown Social co-owner Keith Benjamin told the City Paper.
“While we are confident in the continued success of Bodega once it moves to 23 Ann St., we have been eager to keep the breakfast and brunch momentum going at Uptown Social,” Benjamin said. “With that said, as we like to do, we dug deep into our NYC and New Jersey roots and felt like a classic diner with a Lowcountry twist would make all the sense in the world.”
Chefs Alec Gropman and Jarrell Everett developed The Greasy Spoon menu, which features pastrami hash, chicken and waffles, vegan biscuits and gravy, a pulled pork breakfast burrito, house-made breads and more. Once open, The Greasy Spoon will take dine-in and pickup orders Friday through Sunday from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
“As is the case with Bodega, our customers can expect nice sized portions that are sure to satisfy the camera as much as the stomach,” Benjamin said.
Bodega fans will have a chance to say goodbye to the pop-up this weekend. Friday will be “Italian Deli Day,” and Saturday will be “Bagel Day,” with specials and sandwiches available on house-made “everything” bagels. And on Sunday, Uptown Social will host a rooftop farmer’s market from 12-3 p.m., with vendors like High Collar Jewelry and Slow Poke Press stopping by and live music by The Midnight City Band.
Check out The Greasy Spoon’s full menu here: