Treat them right, NYC: Toro to expand

Bissonnette and Oringer © Boston Herald

Hooo, boy. If you haven't heard already, The New York Times reported that the guys behind everyone's favorite tapas spot, Toro, are diving headfirst into the New York dining scene, with a spot in Chelsea opening this fall, after seven years on Washington St. What does that mean for us Boston food-hounds who finally have a few local gems we're loathe to share with big, bad, NYC?

A few less chances to make small talk with the food wunderkinds in person while you wax poetic over the paella, that's all. Plus, a fantastic excuse for spending a few hours on the Fung Wah bus, although we doubt the wait at the New York location will be any less impressive.

Bissonnette tells us he looks forward to getting their hands on some ingredients that don't come as easily in Boston town, and that the chefs will be in New York to open, but will split their time equally between both cities to run things as smoothly as possible.

With no plans to ditch Bostonians anytime soon, we can all breathe a sigh of relief and give the duo our best wishes. Show ‘em how it's done, chefs. 

As one Times commenter put it: "Love both those places--Coppa is my favorite place in Boston--lets hope these two keep an eye on home and don't become Todd English, who has become an embarrassment to the industry and Boston. Is there anyone left he is NOT being sued by?"

Our sentiments exactly. Sorry, Todd English.

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