Spiegel Prepares to Bring (Kosher) Moroccan Cuisine to First Avenue

Posted on: March 4th, 2014 at 5:22 am by
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Back in October, principal Noah Shalem received Community Board 3 approval for his new corner eatery at 26 First Avenue. Spiegel, as it’s called, sought a wine and beer pairing for its Moroccan/Israeli menu. The full service restaurant, set to debut imminently, carries a Kosher menu of meats and fish (no dairy on site).

Since the green light last fall, the renovations have been slow but steady. Marquee signage arrived over the weekend, and we also sniped a quick peek inside the establishment. Judging by the look of things, we wouldn’t be surprised if Spiegel opens by next week.

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Inside the forthcoming Spiegel on 1st Avenue

An official website is roaming the wilds of the net, but it’s fairly bereft of details at the moment.

26 First Avenue was once Cafe Rama, and had been rumored to become an outpost of The Bean in 2012. That didn’t happen, and the bodega opened here instead.

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