You’ve been following the breathless blog chronicles of every move at historic and colorful Minetta Tavern, which Keith McNally and partners (re)open tonight.
Since you’ll need something to do while you wait for (ridiculously tasty) stuffed calamari, dandelion greens with anchovy vinaigrette, petit omelette with celery root and mushrooms, and 36-ounce dry-aged cote de boeuf — to say nothing for your table — here’s a pop quiz.
1. Where is Minetta Brook?
2. Scavenger hunt! Find the following:
a) Frank’s Ice Frank
b) Dick the Well-Dressed Driver
c) Margie’s Sister Dee
d) Dee’s Sister Marg
3. Whom are there more pictures of: Eva Marie Saint or Cindy Adams?
4. Pasta Zsa Zsa was inspired by:
a) Mlle. Gabor
b) a French concierge who once cooked an emergency meal for partner/chef Riad Nasr’s sister
5. How many dogs are in the silhouettes above the bar?
6. Who was Elbert Herring?
Put down your pencils. Now pick up your forks.
Minetta Tavern, 113 MacDougal Street, at Minetta Lane (212-475-3850).