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said he just launched a new menu.
Popular specialties include agnolotti
di aragosta (lobster ravioli) and the
burrata with peach appetizer. The terrace
and sidewalk seat 60 to 70 people
even after spacing out tables to
adhere to social distancing rules.
Maiella’s staff is taking the same
precautions as Briskin’s neighboring
restaurant, American Brass. Even with
new restrictions, he said the staff is
“unwavering in quality and makes sure
to put out the best product. The experience
is still special.”
35-43 37th St., LIC
No5nyc is known for vegan cuisine
with popular items like
macaroni and cheese, tacos
and homemade glutenfree
zucchini ravioli, aid
owner Rado Ganev. Now
that customers can come
back, they can enjoy the
surrounding the restaurant.
Gaven said he has
spaced out the tables, removed
the outdoor bar, and
added more plants between seats
to keep people separated without
overcrowding the restaurant.
Other precautions: Waiters wear
gloves and masks, and they don’t set
tables ahead of time because people
don’t feel comfortable with dishware
sitting out. The restaurant is still using
silverware cleaned by a strong, hightemperature
Ganev has noticed the majority of customers
don’t want to use disposable
dishware; they want somewhat of a
normal dining experience.
“Most people, after such a long time,
actually want to sit down and enjoy and
be served by a waiter,” Ganev said.
While he says the past few months
have not been easy, he’s proud of what
they’ve done. During lockdown, his staff
has also expanded delivery farther to
reach more customers, and even now
that outdoor dining is available, the eatery
is still busier than he expected with
takeout and delivery orders. Ganev is
also considering opening a vegan pastry
shop this fall.
Photos courtesy of Darren Lawless
Photos by Giuseppe
Photos by Michael Martikainen Agostino
Photos courtesy of no5nyc