The Blabber on: the Boom Boom Room

September 23rd, 2009 by abbe diaz


yah so. everybody‘s been buzzing bout theBoomBoom! and evidently, pxthis was no exception (it also seems we were the ones who got the information correctly the quickest, but hey what else is new).

then apparently yesterday, our ole buddy steve-lewis (and then grubstreet) broke the news "Kamil Parchomienko will handle the room…" !!

wow! and yay!

those of us who know and love and/or remember former original subMercer GM/Maitre d’ kamil-parchomienko (also of MercerKitchen, SunsetBeach, StandardMiami, and StandardLA) are of course totally delighted that kamil, the prodigal son, has returned to NYC after a loooong time away. hooray!
oh but i kinda feel a little bad for him though, cuz i don’t know whether or not kamil will appreciate his name being alls out there right before he is about to open the hottest spot in town. i mean like for example,
we alls know the WaverlyInn’s emil-varda has a fake name (and business cards). i also know two of my pals who run LaEsquina refrain as best they can from giving out their names too. and for sure, back in the day, i rarely ever gave peoples my real name either.
not that "the press" ever gave a shit who the GM or Maiterdees were before, so that’s a new one, but whatever.
but i digress.


anyhoo. steve-lewis goes on to describe "They want to do two seatings, 4–9 for small plates and 10–2/3 for late night. Super high-end Rainbow Room/Rose Bar/Windows on the World style $18–25 drinks and DP by the glass…"

wow again! and uhhh… kinda… THANK GAWD (?!)
i don’t know about you, but i’m a little sick of places that only cater to young unkempt insomniac kids whose trust funds haven’t quite kicked in yet. not that i ever went to any of those places (mostly cuz ha ahaa i couldn’t get in), but i just think it’s really really great somebody is finally thinking of us "olds" (ya know— the ones with TASTE) and giving us a place we can go and have fun before one o’clock in the fucking morning.


oh! yah— and since you were wondering
the answer is YES! that’s the kamil you’re thinking of. of course it is! who else would it be.
he’s also one half the character "michael" in the series (the other half is current BlueHill@StoneBarns GM, philippe-gouze) and if all goes well, he’ll be played by actor (and former clubUSA bartender) darren-kendrick.


hmmm how many is that now? ha ha ha ahaa haaah i’ll give a crisp new benjamin to the first person who can correctly identify every person in the book who now works at theStandard.



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7 Responses to “The Blabber on: the Boom Boom Room”

  1. pxthis Says:

  2. cool Says:

    yea first i heard that it opens the 22nd but now looks like it’s pushed back to 29th??

    will def be checking that out…..

  3. ding! Says:

    i sent the 5 names to your email.

    money order or paypal is fine. crisp new benjamin also ok.

  4. abbe Says:

    @ “ding!”


    sorry but audrey is not at theStandard– she’s a partner for a hotel consulting firm now.

    and you forgot ANDRE BALAZS, duh. (but i would have let that one go anyways.)

    thanks for playing though!

  5. steve lewis Says:

    thanks for the props abbe. i totally sweat you !!!!

  6. abbe Says:

    we have a winner on the contest! granted, it was technically an “intern,” but i guess that’s my fault for not specifying in fine print something about “…cannot be affiliated blah blah blah…”

    also: we negotiated and settled on a dead general instead of a dead genius, so there is that.

    thanks for playing!

    p.s. hi steve-lewis! yes, I KNOW. :)

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