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Big Nick rumored to retire.

knucklesandwich Aug 31, 2012 05:40 AM

It is being bruited about that Niko is closing the Burger Joint soon. Two employees are said to have broken the story.

Anyone else heard this one?

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    Dave Feldman RE: knucklesandwich Sep 8, 2012 09:32 AM

    I haven't heard anything about this, but if true, I hope he has made the decision so that he can finally take some time and relax. It's hard to imagine a successor keeping up his standards and training regimen. He's never going to win a James Beard award, but he's contributed more to the UWS than many more celebrated chef/owners.

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      debinqueens RE: Dave Feldman Sep 8, 2012 01:19 PM

      well put, dave.

      i've never been a 'regular,' but i've never had a disappointing meal at his place. and i don't think i've ever cleaned my plate. that's not a knock on the cooking, just a comment on the portions. burgers have always been delicious, breakfasts too. wish him well in his future endeavors!

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        foodwhisperer RE: Dave Feldman Mar 4, 2013 10:28 AM

        I posted this before the present post. He isn't retiring , his rent is going up , so he is closing.

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        knucklesandwich RE: knucklesandwich Mar 4, 2013 06:55 AM

        The Times ran a piece last friday; the neighborhood oracles have been been discussing this since august.

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