Eat Tacos in an Abandoned Subway Station

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Ever since reading about the Underbelly Project – a vast art exhibit mounted illegally in an abandoned subway station in 2010 –  I’ve been fascinated by the ghost system of abandoned or unused subway tunnels and stations beneath NYC.

Now, I finally have a way to check one out without the threat of prosecution/rat attack. Launched in December, pop-up restaurant ABODE gives diners the chance to eat a once-deserted subway station on Bowery and Delancey that has been transformed into a cozy, candlelit dining room. The series only takes place on weekends and features a seven-course progressive tasting menu that changes depending on the local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients available – we hear this weekend will feature a DIY taco bar with the following fillings: bone marrow and short ribs, roasted shiitakes and wood-grilled octopus. Plus freshly baked churro cookies for desert?! YUM.

The spot is slightly pricier side (seats go for $85), but when else will you have the chance to join a seven course open kitchen dinner party in the subway? To learn more about ABODE watch the video below, or check out their website.

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