Pies ‘N’ Thighs Founder Opening A Cali-Themed Restaurant In Bushwick

Pies 'N' Thighs Founder Opening A Cali-Themed Restaurant In Bushwick

Looks like another restauranteur is looking to “join the gentrification” of Bushwick’s Morgantown.

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According to Bedford + Bowery, Pies ‘n’ Thighs founder and chef Stephen Tanner is getting ready to open a new restaurant called El Dorado with a “’50s-to’70s California motel aesthetic” in the neighborhood.

To clarify, Tanner is a founder of the legendary Southern restaurant, but no longer an owner, following the sale of his stake in the South Williamsburg eatery a couple of years ago. Since then, he’s helped open a terribly-named restaurant, The Commodore, and completed stints at Diner and Egg.

Now, the chef seems ready to play the role of “owner” again.

El Dorado will feature two floors with a rooftop and sit at the corner of Ingraham and Bogart Streets near Momo Sushi, Roberta’s, Shinobi Ramen and bars like Pine Box Rock Shop and Alaska.

While there’s no word yet on the restaurant’s menu, we can assure you it won’t involve fried chicken.

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