Diego, the new Mexican restaurant that will replace the Union Smith Café at 305 Smith Street was supposedly going to open in time for New Year's, but obviously work on the new eatery has not yet been completed. It's name, however, has been painted on the building's brick wall and the menu has been posted in the window.
But is this the menu that was rumored to have been designed by star chef Ivy Stark?
Back in early December, restaurant owner James Geritano, who also owns Bagels By The Park, told Carroll Gardens Patch that the Executive Chef of Dos Caminos, currently one of New York City's hottest Mexican restaurants, was involved in the new venture.
Eater.com doubted that Stark had such an involvement in the new place, and wrote that her association "has been exaggerated" and that she merely suggested a chef for Diego.
Not sure the menu taped in the window of Diego is "Stark" worthy or not. I guess it doesn't much matter, as long as the food tastes good.
What say you, dear Reader?