Chef of popular Filipino taqueria to open second location
Up and coming celebrity chef Jordan Andino is opening a second 2nd City — the popular West Village Filipino Taqueria — this fall at 1752 Second Avenue, between East 91st and 92nd streets.
The 650 square foot space comes with 16 seats, and an additional 400 square feet in the basement.
Andino, who started cooking when he was nine years old, is a TV personality and a former flame of Kris Jenner. He also did stint on the Kardashian’s TV show as the family’s Hamptons chef.
Andino hopes to transform 2nd City — named not after Chicago but Cebu City, the first capital of the Philippines — into a chain as Filipino food is coming out into its own.
A third location is coming in Brooklyn. Andino’s mother, a model, artist and actress who was in, “Dude, Where’s My Car,” grew up in Cebu City while his father was a Toronto chef.
Born in Toronto, raised in California and “classically trained” in Napa and New York, Andino said his goal is to put Filipino food on the Michelin map — and he is creating his own “AmAsian” style to get it there.
Winick Realty Group’s Charles Rapuano and Thomas Galo repped both 2nd City and landlord AMAC Holdings on the Second Avenue site, which is capitalizing on the increased foot traffic brought by the newly-completed Second Avenue Subway, which stops steps from the property.
“Ownership was looking for a cool, hip tenant to capitalize on the new vibrancy in the neighborhood, and that is exactly what 2nd City represents,” said Galo. “Their model is built on quick service and repeat business, which will serve the office workers, students and residents nearby.”
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