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.