Angry chef Ron Eyester, cheftestepant on this season of Top Chef and the restaurateur behind The Family Dog, Rosebud, and the forthcoming Diner, is releasing some details on the deli expansion at his Morningside restaurant Timone's. Eyester is continuing with the New York theme — he grew up in Long Island, don't you know — and will have a selection of Italian antipasto, deli meats, and take-out items.
"To be quite honest, the direction of Timone's hasn't gone according to plan," Eyester said in a prepared statement. "What I thought might have been a simplistic concept, emerged as being much more complicated. The realization of growing as a restaurant group became overwhelming, and I did not render the proper level of attention to Timone's as I should have.
"So, now it is time to press the reset button, and I honestly think that incorporating the deli concept as well as continuing putting out superior quality pizza will create the neighborhood pizza joint that we initially envisioned."
Complimenting the New York-style pizza, Timone's deli counter will serve house-made roast beef, Italian beef, and corned beef, and additional deli items will be sourced from "premium producers."
Eyester plans on reopening Timone's sometime in November. Hours will be Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m., and delivery will be available.