Queer Eye's Antoni Porowski Is Opening A Surprisingly Avocado-Lite Restaurant

Antoni Porowski is opening a restaurant, and he wants to make it really clear to the people of the world that it is not avocado-themed.

In an interview with The New York Times (by Takeout contributor Priya Krishna) about the opening of Village Den in Manhattan, Porowski said he was "scarred" by the scamps of the internet and their many avocado jokes, saying that "the first draft of the menu didn't have a single avocado anywhere."


Porowski's fast-casual space is opening in the space that belonged to the "beloved former diner of the same name," and the avocado-lite menu will focus on "comfort food with a nutritious spin." We're particularly intrigued by the dishes inspired by TV dinner trays; the Times specifically references macadamia-crusted fish sticks with maple parsnip mash. Meals will apparently be compatible with a low-carb ketosis diet, a plan Porowski sometimes follows.

Just FYI, according to Ketogasm.com, avocados are great for the keto diet.

When Porowski isn't off filming Queer Eye, he'll oversee the food at the restaurant, which is aimed at the "30s health and fitness" set as they leave the nearby fancy-ass Equinox gym.


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