I heard it from a friend who heard it from a friend: Rosa Mexicano is coming to town. I know talk is cheap but I know the neighborhood and I think the story is good. Take it on the run, baby: Rosa Mexicano, the small Midtown (Manhattan) restaurant that opened in 1984 is moving into the space now occupied by Palomino at the Crescent Court. Rosa was New York’s first successful “authentic Mexican cooking” spot. Now it’s a burgeoning chain with 10 locations: three in NYC, one in New Jersey, Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles, D.C., Maryland, and South Beach. (Apologies to REO Speedwagon)
UPITTY DATE: Here’s the short answer to the question: Rosa Mexicano is NOT moving into the Palomino space. Turns out my both of my sources were wrong. (Today.) The Palomino space “isn’t technically available” said a person close to the business who swore he/she would slash my tires if I identified him/her. “However, we are looking at many different wonderful restaurants.” If you have a degree in reading between the lines, advance to go and collect $200. Oh, and to my friend who heard it from a friend: thanks for the lie, a whisper, and a knife in my back.