More about the new Chazz Palminteri restaurant
I had a good time with the Chazz Palminteri restaurant story.
I liked what I heard about the project, except maybe the name of the place -- Chazz: A Bronx Original, which sounds to me like a sports bar at a minor league stadium.
As far as I know, the name isn't etched in stone -- who has a better idea?
In the article, I didn't have time to go into some of the particulars of the restaurant, and there wasn't really room to sum up what the its planners are headed for.
Here's Sergio Vitale's take on the new restaurant:
We wanted the dining experience to be evocative and immersive—and fun. There is that unmistakable joy of the Italian table and that warm camaraderie of ‘The Neighborhood’ and we wanted to capture that. And we wanted to do it at a price point that allowed repeat visits in the same week.
Here's a better look at the pizza oven at Chazz: A Bronx Original, the new restaurant project now under construction in Harbor East.
You can see the white tile motif, inspired by the Guastavino tile arching in Manhattan's City Hall subway station.
You can make out, too, the double windows in the oven -- one for watching pizzas, the other for watching pizza makers.
You can see the other partners, too. From left to right, Chazz Palminteri, Allesandro Vitale, Sergio Vitale, Kerry Kessel.