New Rotisserie Concept On Lafayette

The owners of Maman bakery, now known across the city for their incredible chocolate chip cookie and veggie-centric lunch options, are opening a brand new project on February 9th called ‘Papa Poule.” Papa Poule will be serving rotisserie chickens and sides for delivery or takeout only. The location is conveniently one block west from the bakery Maman. The address is 189 Lafayette Street, between Broome and Grand.

The chickens will be stuffed and marinated prior to cooking and guests will have a selection of chef Arnal’s sauces including grébiche, béarnaise, barbecue, honey mustard, jerk, chimichurri, and aïoli. The sauces will be available in full, half, and quarter sizes, starting at $12.50 for a quarter of a chicken (which comes with two sides and one sauce). Daily changing selection of sides, specials, and desserts will also occur. A few of these selections include chicken potpie, potato gratin, sage-and-onion stuffing, Israeli couscous, and profiteroles.

The space is small with no seating, however the decor is still very appealing. The traditional French-farmhouse look found at Maman’s is also clearly visible here, including an exposed kitchen enclosed with vintage chicken wire and customized lamps made from chicken-wire buckets. The rotisserie itself will be displayed in the store front window, which will be sure to entice the people passing by. To view pictures of the space and to read more, click here

Upland Starts Serving Lunch Today

The new ‘Cal-Ital’ restaurant Upland is serving lunch today! Justin Smillie from Il Buco Alimentari, who opened Upland with Stephen Starr will be unveiling the new lunch menu today including ‘nduja pizza and cheeseburgers. The more involved dishes such as the short ribs will remain on the dinner menu and on the dinner menu only, however, a few dinner favorites have mad their way to the lunch menu such as the estrella chicken liver pasta and the ‘nudge straciatella pizza.

The lunch menu prices are slightly lower than the dinner menu, which will hopefully make the restaurant more accessible and able to bring in a good lunch crowd from the area. Upland is situated at 345 Park Ave S. To check out Upland’s full lunch menu, click here.