More Details on Sip and Avery Provisions, Opening Next Month
Last month, BiNA Osteria and Alimentari, an Italian restaurant/gourmet food shop concept in Downtown Crossing run by brother/sister team Babak Bina and Azita Bina-Seibel (who also run Bin 26, Lala Rokh, and JM Curley’s) closed to make way for Sip and Avery Provisions, a wine bar and food shop combo from the Legendary Restaurant Group (Max & Dylan’s, Papagayo).
The takeover was an amicable one, Legendary’s chef/owner Chris Damian told me when I visited the Sip space last week—Bina was simply ready to move on from what had become a toxic space for him after several unsuccessful chef changes (and, Damian hinted, he has a a new project in the works). To make the place more pre- and post-theater-friendly, Damian decided to change the restaurant side of the concept into a wine bar, with 40 wines available in two, six, and ten-ounce pours. Food-wise, there’s a vast variety of small plates—plus everything from flatbreads to maki and ceviche.
Add the huge menu variety to the sushi counter and dozens of takeaway offerings in the food shop side that Damian has planned, and it’s a whole lot to pull off. If he can do it, though, the concept should be a great addition to the increasingly bustling Downtown Crossing ‘hood. Check out a look at the Sip space (which looks similar to Bina Osteria but bears more bright, casual touches) above, and see below for the opening menus (which are, at this point, still subject to change).
According to Damian, Avery Provisions will be open in the next couple of weeks, and Sip will open in about a month.
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