Schiller’s Liquor Bar closed out its last night Sunday with cheers, confetti and cocktails galore. The bistro, which in May announced that it would shutter due to a rent hike, remained crowded well past its normal midnight closing hour and food was also served late. Longtime patron Michael Reynolds, who also co-owns neighboring Black Crescent, held court at the center of the bar where he stood on the stretchers of his stool, cheered, and liberally passed drinks to friends.
If we’re photographing something on the corner of Houston and Bowery, it’s usually the latest mural. But this is even more exciting. Keith McNally’s reboot of Pulino’s opened to friends and family tonight and we managed to weasel our way in to bring you these photos — and the menu. Meet Cherche Midi.