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Arts and Culture
Former Momo’s Owner Opens Austin-Themed Venue in NYC
In case you were wondering what Momo’s owner Paul Oveisi had been up to since the venue closed in late December, he’s been busy creating an Austin-themed venue in Manhattan.
Zirzamin, which is Farsi for “underground,” is located in a cellar bar in Greenwich Village and has a small menu that includes breakfast tacos (2 for $6), “Austin-style” chile con queso ($5), brisket tacos (2 for $6) and Lone Star beer.
“Ultimately, there will be music every night of the week. We'll certainly bring in some Austin acts but it's gonna be an eclectic mix of world music, funky ensembles, and surprise guests,” Oveisi told the New York City/Austin music blog IndieSounds. “It won't be predictable but it will be good.”
Oveisi says he’s still getting used to living in New York City, in part because he’s “never lived anywhere with defined seasons.” He’s staying in Brooklyn and spending a lot of time exploring the city on foot.
So far, the venue has just two Yelp reviews, but both are five star assessments, with one user noting that “the food is simple and great, especially for any Texas transplants in NY.”
The venue is open from 5:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. and located at 90 West Houston Street in Manhattan.