If you know even a little bit about New York's gay history, you know that FoodBar was one of the pioneers of super-gay dining in the early renaissance of Chelsea. Along with long-defunct 18th & 8th, FoodBar defined the gay eatery of the Nineties. Core components: Gays dressed in gym wear, gays gorging after a night at the club, gays ordering chicken breasts, gays reading HX, and gays eating unbelievably bad food.
I learned today that FoodBar is no more (hat tip: Genex). And while I can't imagine that anyone will miss FoodBar as a dining establishment – unlike the impending shuttering of Florent – its closing is an audible tick in the passing of gay time.
Thanks for the mediocre times, FoodBar. It wouldn't have been the same without you. Photo Credit