Cafe Society

Reader: Baker neighborhood has everything but good Italian

Broadway is booming these days, with new ventures -- everything from a new home for Argyll to the just-opened Thai Monkey Club -- cropping up every week. And now the owners of Interstate Bar & Grill have revealed that they'll be opening the Crimson Canary in the former home of Mona's.

"It's our version of Italian-American," says partner Joey Newman. "We're drawing from the Mafioso era of great Italian food, but done more at a superlative, hip level. This is not your usual red-sauce kind of place. It's kind of like what we do here at Interstate applied to this type of food."

And that's an offer that Henry isn't about to refuse:

Now that's a great concept. Baker has everything within walking distance except for good Italian, and it sounds like this might just remedy that.

Is a good Italian joint all that Broadway needs? What would you like to see on this stretch?

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