Saturday, November 21, 2015

INTRODUCING: SEXY TACO TAKES OVER BODEGA 47

So the rumors are true about the new name of the former Bodega 47 at the corner of 118th and Lenox.  Those who have been around the block for some time might remember that a neo-soul eatery called Native originally used to sit at this corner by the Mount Morris Park Historic District but was then changed to Bodega 47 last year. The idea apparently was some sort of speakeasy theme but the renovations did not really hit the concept home.  Just under two years past the second transformation, the owner now has gone Cali-Mex with the new name of Sexy Taco, Dirty Cash.  We do like the new renovated facade and the interior seems to be an improvement from the past efforts but the irony of the new moniker eludes us.  Any thoughts out there on the this one?

7 comments:

  1. Sigh. This is on par with Bunz. No bueno.

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    1. is it a vaginal reference?

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    2. There is a Pink Taco in Vegas which does well, thats definitely a reference

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  2. Bunz I don't like in comparison of what it was, and honestly I was good w/ Bodega but it always seemed hidden or lifeless. I love this almost implied cheesy take on a Cali Mex idea.

    Mount Morris is a bit more refined so I would imagine this location may be a bit tough, but I have this gut feeling that it may just catch on. Mount Morris has all the refined spaces, I think that deliciously tacky and fun environment will do wonders. Native and even Bodega was always LGBT friendly and I think this space if marketed to us, has an honest chance at making it.

    I laugh every time I say the name, Dirty Cash

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  3. What a dumb name.

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  4. Is it still a rum bar?

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  5. Apart from the ugliest typeface possible as their logo, it’s difficult to imagine what demographic they are trying to attract with the name and design.

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