First Look at Ichabod’s, Serving Oysters and Bacon Sazeracs Tomorrow

Ichabod's_Photo1Courtesy Ichabod’s

The space that held the hemp-happy Galaxy Global Eatery for 15 years will be reborn as Ichabod’s tomorrow. It’s the second establishment named after Washington Irving (it’s on Irving Place, see) that Eric Sherman and Brian Krawitz have opened in recent months.

At a private party last night, many of the guests were friends of the owners, who took over the space adjacent Irving Plaza last year. A couple of months ago they opened The Headless Horseman in the former home of Bar 119, around the corner on East 15th Street. It’s a woodsy speakeasy-type spot that looks like a dungeon from the outside.

So what’s with the “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” allusions?

.Mary Reinholz

“I definitely wanted to pay homage to a very important writer in Washington Irving,” said Mr. Krawitz. “His contribution to that profession in a historical context is often forgotten. While Ichabod’s and The Headless Horseman are two distinct and independent establishments, they both certainly tie into the main characters from the story ‘Sleepy Hollow’ in terms of their environments.”

Ichabod’s aims to evoke an upstate farm via reclaimed barnwood, wooden ceiling beams and exposed brick walls.

Check out chef Matthew Etchemendy’s “American gastronomy” menu below. The drinks are by Jeremy Strawn of Little Italy cocktail spot Mulberry Project.

15 Irving Place (between 15th and 16th Streets); (212) 777-5102