Manhattan's Pub 'N Cheer
Call it Divine Providence or call it fate, things have a way of taking their own course. While working here the guys were introduced to the idea of opening their own restaurant, especially since Mike had chef training. Enter Zach’s dad, Marty. His first reaction was to advise the guys that this was a bad idea and they should stay focused on their original game plan of returning to NY. But soon, even he began to see the inherent charm and potential of the venue here at 1516 Adams. The trio began working slowly in the spring of 2002. Things really got cooking that summer with the dust flying on the inside and the paint flowing on the outside! Enter Zach’s mom, Barbara whom they snookered into painting the NY skyline mural (which mushroomed into a sundry of other odd jobs and continues to this day!). After a brutal autumn Manhattan’s opened its doors in December. Having never gotten used to living without subways, Mike eventually moved back east. Zach has found his footlights as General Manager while also performing on local stages. Marty has discovered that owning a restaurant is not exactly a gentlemanly pastime, but is thrilled to achieve his lifelong dream of running a family business.