Eli Zabar's Wine Cellar: It's Not Chopped Liver
"Many New Yorkers know at least something about Eli Zabar. They can probably guess that his family opened the Upper West Side emporium that stands for classic New York eating. They may know..."
Hamptons Delivery
Summer time and the living gets easier
It’s time to start thinking about summer. Eli’s trucks are in the Hampton’s every day delivering fresh bread to your favorite restaurants and markets. Why not let them deliver your groceries to you while they are out there?
Take Your Father’s Day BBQ To The Next-Level
If like Eli, your father has enough neckties (none) and is happiest standing at a grill, up his BBQ game this summer and ship him a delivery of fresh brioche hamburger rolls. Take it from us; it’s all about the buns.
Home Sweet Home
“As a longtime Upper East Sider, I wanted to open a wine bar for the neighborhood to enjoy great food and great wine in a more casual setting.”
What’s brewing on 79th & Third ?
When Eli Zabar started thinking about opening Eli’s Night Shift, a craft beer-centric bar on the Upper East Side, he worried that he didn’t know enough about the brews or the young clientele he hoped to attract. Then the 72-year-old realized he knew someone who did: his 24-year-old son, Oliver. Together with veteran bartender Nathan Gurr (The Handy Liquor Bar) they’ve turned the Third Avenue corner of 79th street into a little slice of Brooklyn.
What's on Eli's Mind?
I thrive on change and with no new projects on my plate, I’ve enjoyed circling around my neighborhood and giving my full attention to small projects in my older stores. EAT is over 40 years old and needs some tender loving care. I’ve wanted to renovate the Vinegar Factory for a while, making the store smaller and more concentrated on fresh ingredients. That’s allowed me to make the café larger and I hope more attractive and more comfortable. The upstairs party space is getting a full facelift. It will be what I call a black box party space; ready to become whatever your imagination wants to make of it.