Cup & Saucer Reboot Renamed ‘Two Bridge’s Diner’
(The grammatical error – should be plural – is memorialized on the awning and menus.)
John Vasilopoulos, who lost the Cup & Saucer exactly two years ago, teamed up with his brother Teddy (from the former Everest Diner on East Broadway) on the new venture at 89 Canal. It launched back in December, as first reported here, and sits one door down from the much-beloved predecessor.
As previously reported, Cup & Saucer fell victim to a wallet-busting rent gouge in the summer of 2017. The landlord reportedly hiked the monthly take nearly fifty-percent to $15,800 (plus real estate taxes), and the restaurant couldn’t press on. The business had been under the same ownership since partners Nick Tragaras (also a cook) and John Vasilopoulos took over in 1988. Yet, the corner kitchen dates back some 77 years during its time as a Jewish luncheonette.