The 8,000sqft space will feature LaFrieda's first brick and mortar location, which will sell steak sandwiches and meatball subs, and for the first time in a storefront, his famed pre-packaged meats. It'll also have Giuliani and Batali's Mario by Mary, a fast-casual Italian sandwich and soup shop; Lobster Press from Marc Forgione (on-the-go lobster paninis, salads, and soups!); and heathy options from The Little Beet and The Cinnamon Snail (the latter's first brick and mortar location). The space will also include a bar, a dining lounge, an outdoor patio, and an event space.
It certainly beats Auntie Anne's and Krispy Kreme! (This is totally debatable. Both are excellent dining options).
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Lucy Meilus is Thrillist's New York Editor and very much enjoys pretzels with cheese sauce, but also a lobster panini will do. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.