Rosie’s Mexican restaurant opened its doors Friday in what used to be Boukie’s Greek Restaurant at the corner of Second Avenue and Second Street. The 90-seat eatery is the newest project by downtown restaurant veterans Marc Meyer and Vicki Freeman of Cookshop, Hundred Acres, and Vic’s.
“It’s a diverse menu representative of the diversity in Mexican food,” Meyer told us. “There’s such a range of textures and flavors and ingredients.” Chefs Angel Andrade (Cookshop) and Chester Gerl (Hundred Acres and Five Points) are using traditional techniques like cooking on a comal and grinding fresh masa.
Main dishes range in price from $16-$26 and include Moriscos Al Chilpachole (shrimp, squid, fish, scallop, mussels, spate, chipotle and crab broth) and Guiso De Puerto (stew of pork ribs, plantain, pineapple, olives, raisins and almonds). There are also variety of tacos (2 per order for $8) and antojitos (little whims) for $5. Drinks include cocktails made with tequila, mescal and beer.
Freeman told us Rosie’s is named after a barista at Cookshop, an “amazing little spirit of a person who just embodies everything we want in a restaurant.”
Rosie’s is located at 29 East Second Street and is currently open for dinner from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6 p.m. 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Lunch service is slated to end at the beginning of this week and will start at 11 a.m. View the full Rosie’s menu here.