Cabrito, which opened on Carmine Street in 2008, closed at the end of 2010 and has been replaced by a temporary pop-up called Fatty Johnson’s. Zakary Pelaccio’s Fatty Crew (of Fatty Crab and Fatty ‘Cue fame) has given the space a “more adult” makeover, including repainting the iconic pink goat. According to Mr. Pelaccio, David Schuttenberg, Cabrito’s chef, has moved to the Upper West Side branch of Fatty Crab.
Fatty Johnson’s will feature guest mixologists approximately every other night. The first “pop-up bartender” was cocktail expert and historian David Wondrich (aka the Punch Guru). Reportedly, Fran Cisneros of The Drink in Williamsburg, will be behind the bar one night soon. Check out their Menu and stop by before the permanent concept is implemented and your chance
Fatty Johnson’s, 50 Carmine St. at Bedford, (212) 929-5050 or www.fattyjohnsons.com
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