Tapas 24 Snack Bar, the new venture from Catalan chef Carles Abellan and the serial restaurateur father-son duo of Jorge da Silva and Jorge da Silva, Jr. (Les 400 Coups, Commerce, Nolana, Cantinho de Lisboa), is weeks, if not days away. The casual restaurant next to Tapas 24, which itself opened just last July, unveiled its sign yesterday. ICYMI, da Silva, Jr. recently described Tapas 24 Snack Bar thusly:
Our Tapas 24 Snack Bar is based on a typical Barcelona snack bar, a small place where people can dine in or dine out, throughout the day. We plan on opening seven days a week. During the week we plan to open as of 8 a.m.—people can come grab coffee, pastries or a quick breakfast. For lunch and dinner clients can come have sandwiches, various tapas, pintxos, bocadillos, etc. We'll even have a Catalan hot dog. On weekends, we'll be serving brunch. We'll have a short cocktail list, as well as a wine list. If you want comparisons, think of Casa Mono in NYC which has Bar Jamón next door. Casa Mono is more high end, whereas Bar Jamón is more casual. Our concept is to offer a more casual setting than Tapas 24, something very distinct and European.
Bonus kitchen shot for good measure.