Picnic Opens in the East Village

By Jenny Miller  |  September 12, 2013
Credit: Cherie Cincilla

The corner of Second Avenue and 7th Street has an airy new eatery with an all-American theme. At Picnic, chef Nicholas Nostadt (formerly of Berry Park) is turning out pared-down fare including a shareable Roquefort cheeseball platter, a pulled pork sandwich, salads, mussels and turkey-leg confit. For dessert, he's recreated the midwestern favorite puppy chow, cereal with chocolate and powdered sugar. Beer and wine is domestic, naturally. The light-filled space channels an old-timey Americana vibe with antiques and distressed wood. Check it out for dinner seven days a week, with lunch and brunch to follow soon.

117 Second Ave.

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    Cheese Ball with Roquefort, bresaola, dill, braised Bosc pear, pickled red onions and grilled bread

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    Mache frisee salad

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    Pulled pork sandwich

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    Mussels with hard cider, apricot nectar and Dijon cream

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    Turkey leg confit

  • Puppy chow

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    Dining room