Downtown’s new comfort-cuisine queen, the Earl is in the house, and King’s reigns in crab season
The Downtown dining scene will get a boost in a few weeks when chef Natalie Young, a veteran of foodie wars at Eiffel Tower, the Hard Rock’s Mr. Lucky’s and P.J. Clarke’s, opens Eat at 707 Carson St. in a space once home to a deli. Young is doing this on a lean budget, with reclaimed and gently used kitchen equipment as well as used furnishings for the dining room. But she’s not holding back on her menu of “upscale breakfast and lunch dishes.” Among the specialties, look for prime-rib hash, beignets, shrimp and grits, green-chile chicken posole and amazing pancakes. She will have the doors open by mid-September, barring any unforeseen glitches.