Charlie Bird has some 20 speakers, and across from the windows on the second level, four boombox prints hang. For a half a second, they seem like conventional photographs, but look again. Says the artist, "the idea was to make the boomboxes look like they went to battle, war, or space."
"If you have a restaurant with nothing on the walls, there's no energy," explains chef and co-owner Eric Ripert. "Paintings can bring a certain feel." That's why he selected Deep Water No. 1, a 24-foot-wide, three-panel painting, to adorn the restaurant's wall. It brings a muscularity and wildness to the civilized, codified experience of eating in a fine restaurant.
In a year, Pandolfi produces some 10,000 pieces of dinnerware: plates, chargers, mugs, bowls, teapots, and so on. Many of Pandolfi's ceramics end up in some of New York's top restaurants: Eleven Madison Park, The NoMad, Atera, wd~50, and plenty more.
Raffetto's has been in the pasta business since 1906, and it's still turning out great fresh and dry pasta today.
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