Chip Shop Space To Go Italian, With “Natural Wines”

The New York Times, in today’s Restaurant Review by Florence Fabricant, reveals that the space next door to Colonie, on Atlantic Avenue, previously occupied by your correspondent’s beloved Chip Shop, will become Ping, a “natural wine” bar – that is, one serving “wines that are made with minimal intervention, like chemical additives or commercial yeast.” It will be owned by the owners of Colonie, and

will have mostly bar seating for a list of [these] ‘low-intervention wines’ and Italian-style aperitifs. The food, by Jared Braithwaite, the chef in both places, will be inspired by coastal Italy.

While I still mourn the Chip Shop, I’m looking forward to trying Ping’s wines and fare.

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  • William Gilbert

    Ho hum, yet another Italian place. At least the Chip Shop was a bit different, with a friendly staff and a quirky atmosphere. The food was simple, hearty and inexpensive. A pleasant place to spend an evening. Too bad.

  • Brixtony

    Yuck. I don’t want to whine, but I don’t drink wine. I really miss the Guinness, fish and chips…and that gravy!
    I wore their “Make tea, not war” shirt the other day and got lots of sad remarks about the Chip Shop.

  • KXrVrii1

    Feel the same way, that really was one of the best fish and chips I’ve had, including in the UK.

    For those who don’t know, you can at least buy the same bangers the Chip Shop used at Myers of Keswick, in / near the Village (and great pasties and pies.)

  • Local_Montague_Man

    sounds like this will be an upgrade. excited to see if it opens