The Chris Burden retrospective, “Extreme Measures,” opens at the New Museum tomorrow, but for foodies, today’s opening might just be more exciting: Hester Street Fair opened its cafe in the museum’s lobby, and our friends at Hester sent us the above shots. Click through to check out the 2-foot-tall gingerbread reproduction of the New Museum created by Krystina Holak, baker at Cafe Grumpy. It’s just about the sweetest thing we’ve seen since that Game of Thrones cake. Even if it doesn’t include Chris Burden’s sailboat.
As mentioned last week, in addition to the baked goods by Café Grumpy and coffee from Intelligentsia, there’ll be a rotating array of vendors, starting with Handsome Dan’s on Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The launch menu, developed by East Village barbecue spot Duck’s Eatery, includes goods by Juisi, P&H Soda, McNulty’s Teas, Pain D’Avignon, Saxelby Cheesemongers, Heritage Meat Shop, and dessert by Baking Soda Shop. The cafe is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, with hours extending till 9 p.m. on Thursdays.
Hester Street Cafe at the New Museum, 235 Bowery, near Stanton St.