Like many designers presenting collections in this year's Fashion Week (the final Mercedes Benz Fashion Week to be held in Bryant Park), Brian Reyes has many fans, both celebrity and civilian alike. The young Colombian fashion designer first appeared on the scene in 2006 and turned heads in his fall 2009 fashion show when his models went barefoot for the show's final run, due to the discomfort of the models' footwear. While no doubt inundated with praises from his own fans constantly, Reyes is also a fan himself, and is singing a few praises of his own: praises for Tribeca food fare, that is. In a brief blip from glamour.com, Reyes names Tribeca's own The Odeon and Estancia 460 as among some of his preferred grub spots in New York City.
460 Greenwich Ave
New York, NY 10013
Estancia 460, formerly Sosa Bella, offers Argentinean cuisine with additional Spanish and Italian influences in the mix, as well. Estancia 460 offers the inclusion of three different menu styles, featuring not only a lunch and dinner menu, but also a weekend brunch menu. The menu is moderately prices, with a single fifty dollar steak entrée on the dinner menu as the priciest option. Reyes prefers their Tostado sandwich, with mozzarella, tomato and pesto on toasted country bread. Other cheap lunch highlights include cold sandwiches like their Basico (an Italian-inspired sandwich with fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil on ciabatta), and their soup of the day ($5 for a cup and $7 for a bowl).
145 W Broadway
(between Duane Street and Thomas Street)
New York, NY 10013
Down Greenwich Avenue lies The Odeon, a late night delivery favorite of Reyes'. The Odeon is a restaurant as well as a brasserie - although, contrary to traditional brasserie fashion, The Odeon's brasserie is closed on Sundays (brasseries are typically open every day). Reyes admits his late night delivery guilty pleasures include the tuna burger and mint chocolate chip ice cream. Like Estancia 460, The Odeon also includes a brunch menu, available Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm. The restaurant's "new" American cuisine menu includes everything from a simple BLT sandwich and duck meatloaf sliders for lunch, to a house-made Rigatoni dish with beef short rib ragout and goat cheese on the dinner menu. With choices varying from mint chocolate chip ice cream and leg of lamb, what's not to love?
While the world watches to see if he commits a fashion faux pas this week, Reyes will have no problem avoiding culinary taboos with menu choices such as these.