Barramundi Owner Joins Moscow 57 Team to Create Kapowski’s
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Now that Barramundi (and 2nd Floor on Clinton) is swimming with the fishes, so to speak, proprietor Tony Powe is on the move. Literally three blocks south to the corner of Delancey Street, joining focres with two-year-old cabaret Moscow 57.
Florence Fabricant filed a dispatch in the New York Times this week breaking the news. The report reveals that Powe teamed up with Ellen Kaye (whose family once upon a time owned the Russian Tea Room) and her Moscow 57 partners to create Kapowski’s at 168 1/2 Delancey. It’ll be a small restaurant that focuses on Russian and Central Asian small plates. Chef is Yekaterinburg-born Nikita Ponomarev.
Kapowski’s is an amalgamation of the owners’ surnames, Kaye and Powe.
Moscow 57 closes for August recess on Sunday evening, and will reopen September 1 as Moscow 57 Presents Kapowski’s.
No corporate change applications have been filed with Community Board 3 just yet (if at all).
168 1/2 Delancey was previously home to the longstanding Apolo Restaurant, popular among the local population for its budget fusion fare that mixed Chinese and Latin menu. It survived there for decades until 2013.