In a valiant attempt to expand the food options available in and around good ol' Penn Station, a super group of restaurateurs are joining forces for a new food hall at 2 Pennsylvania Plaza. It is called "The Pennsy."
The Pennsy (yes, The Pennsy) is expected to open in the old Borders Books (RIP) space next month. According to the NY Post, "The 8,000-square-foot space is the brainchild of caterer Mary Giuliani, whose clients include Bradley Cooper, Stella McCartney and Carolina Herrera. Giuliani will open Mario by Mary, a soup and sandwich joint, in the new space." That's Mario as in Mario Batali.
Eater has more details: Mario by Mary "will serve seasonal soups and grilled Italian sandwiches. Marc Forgione will operate a stall called The Lobster Press, which will serve a sandwich version of his famed chili lobster dish, as well as bisque, seafood salad, and fresh-squeezed juice. Franklin Becker will open an iteration of his gluten-free hit The Little Beet. The team from Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors will serve meatball subs, filet mignon sandwiches, and baguettes stuffed with mozzarella and chile oil aioli, and that stand will also offer pre-packaged burger meat and cuts of beef, to-go. And the operators of the Cinnamon Snail food truck will serve vegan sandwiches and other savory items."
There will also be a bar for the after-work crowd as well as those headed to Madison Square Garden for sporting events or concerts.
The Pennsy website says it will be open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. It's expected to open in January and will join a number of food halls that have opened in recent years.