Astor Place transformed into Adorbs Place today, and you can expect the squeals of soooo cute to continue through the weekend– Zagat is serving up teeny, tiny plates to promote its new edition (if you’re a Yelper: Zagat is that restaurant guide from American Psycho). No, we’re not talking about “small plates” here, i.e. the avocado toast that left you bankrupt last Friday. We’re talking mind-bogglingly miniature versions of dishes from Pizza Loves Emily, Magnolia Bakery, and other local restaurants.
Today, inside of a shack with booth seating built in, chefs were assembling wee versions of adobada tacos from Los Tacos No. 1, mini chocolate-chip cookies from Jacques Torres Chocolate, and shrunken Emmy burgers.
All of the itty-bitty bites were free under one condition: You snap a photo and hashtag it*. (Fun fact: According to the new Zagat survey, 44 percent of diners snap photos and post to social media while eating, and, we’re assuming, 100 percent of the people at the neighboring table hate them).
Other items that’ll be offered before the shack pops down on Saturday include booger-sized versions of the lamb-neck meatballs from GG’s.
We tried a tiny taco and were surprised by how much flavor was packed into one-tenth of a bite. (If only our drinks at the new Chumley’s had been served in tiny glasses last night– we wouldn’t be so hungover.) Plus, the mini dish it was served on was actually a dish instead of a paper plate. A nice addition to the dollhouse.
The #TinyCafe will be at the corner of Astor Place and Cooper Square through Saturday, 11am to 7pm.
*Update: Though we were asked to tweet a photo by a person on-site, a spokesperson told us it isn’t obligatory.