A popular Manhattan restaurant featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, and the New York Post could be adding a location across the Hudson.
The owners of Pig and Khao, which has been serving Southeast Asian cuisine on the Lower East Side for the last five years, appear to be planning to open a restaurant in Jersey City. According to a legal notice from the Jersey City Municipal Board of Alcoholic Beverage Control, MC Piggyback Hospitality, LLC, which, according to State records, was incorporated in May, is seeking to have Mack-Cali Realty Corporation-owned Harborside Hospitality Corp.’s Plenary Retail Consumption License transferred to it. MC Piggyback Hospitality, LLC is owned by MC Piggyback Services, LLC, a company that was incorporated earlier this month that is also run by Mack-Cali, and PB Bar, LLC, which was also incorporated earlier this month and is run by Piggyback Restaurants, LLC. The latter company is owned by Leah Cohen and Benjamin Byruch, who also own Pig and Khao. Cohen told the Filipino television station ABS-CBN last year that she was planning to “go full steam on opening up a second restaurant.”
Although it appears that the Jersey City restaurant will be within the Harborside complex, the exact location has not yet been revealed. Jersey Digs reached out to Pig and Khao regarding what the address of the Jersey City restaurant will be and when it is expected to open, but spokesperson Kristina Quintos stated that she cannot confirm the location at this time.