Shanna Pacifico Is Out at Cozinha Latina, Now Home to Taquitos and Cheez Burgers


It seems like the bi-level Cozinha Latina space in Greenpoint that long housed Red Star is once again slinging wings, taquitos, fried twinkies and cheddar cheez burgers. As per an email from chef Shanna Pacifico:

“My last day there was last Sunday. Josh Cohen (partner) and Brett Helms (bar manager) have left as well. We all really enjoyed working together and were really proud of the work we did at Cozinha while we were there.

We began recognizing that our values and the direction of the restaurant were not the same as the owners—as you can see for yourself by their new menu on the website. I’m not sure what they really decided to do with the space. However it seems that they reopened this past Friday with televisions everywhere and similar food to Red Star, the bar they ran before they changed the space. They’ve decided to keep the name Cozinha, and the rumor I heard is that they’re calling themselves an entertainment restaurant.

I will continue to work with Josh on new projects coming down the pipeline and I’m very excited by the new opportunities coming towards me.”

Hopefully, that includes yet another new home for Pacifico’s Brazilian pao de queijo and bobo de camarao in the not so distant future.


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