Rice & Gold Opens at Hotel 50 BoweryWill Speros • October 5, 2017
Three Kings Restaurant Group has introduced its second concept, Rice & Gold, within New York’s Hotel 50 Bowery, Joie de Vivre’s first hotel in Manhattan. The Wimberly Interiors-designed venue reflects the distinctive spirit of the neighborhood as it marries old with new. The group opened rooftop bar, the Crown, this summer.
The restaurant’s 11-seat bar is accented with a golden installation inspired by grain silos used to house rice, while a graffiti mural from locally based artist Mr. Ewok One spans the entire length of the restaurant and sets the tone for the aesthetic. The street art serves as the focal point for the 180-seat dining room, and provides a playful disruption to the industrial setting. Showcasing a panorama of culture and color, the artwork pays homage to the rich history of the area and further anchors the property with a sense of place.