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Any updates? Has New York's first "queer-forward" restaurant ever reopened? Are the pronoun pins gathering dust behind the counter? Or has the storefront quietly become a Dunkin Donuts?

New York DL, we need you to update us.

by Anonymousreply 20February 5, 2023 8:25 PM

I've been wondering too. I hope we find out what finally happened.

You have to admit it was a great grift.

by Anonymousreply 1November 28, 2022 9:36 PM

It has not.

by Anonymousreply 2November 28, 2022 9:48 PM

HAGS posted on their Instagram Chef Telly Justice making soup for a World AIDS day event in Greenwich Village yesterday evening.

by Anonymousreply 3December 2, 2022 12:29 PM

Telly lost many of his also straight male friends to AIDS, I guess. Good for him, meanwhile his employees are out of a job but at least they got to work at the all queer restaurant for 2 months.

by Anonymousreply 4December 2, 2022 2:32 PM

HAGS is reopening December 30

by Anonymousreply 5December 6, 2022 12:06 AM

Will someone be reporting from the re-opening? I have to say I love watching this shit show from the comfort of my home office not in NYC.

by Anonymousreply 6December 6, 2022 12:14 AM

I had reservations cancelled due to their closing. I plan to try again after New Year's and I'll report back.

by Anonymousreply 7December 6, 2022 12:35 AM

^ This is almost as exciting as when our undercover spy was planning a trip to Michfest. Don't wuss out, you fat whore!

by Anonymousreply 8December 6, 2022 12:36 AM

Yes! I remember you had a rez R7, please go and report back!

by Anonymousreply 9December 6, 2022 2:58 AM

I will R7, my reservation confirmed for January.

by Anonymousreply 10December 9, 2022 12:14 AM

Oh, the anticipation. You'd think R7 had a reservation to French Laundry.

by Anonymousreply 11December 9, 2022 12:25 AM

Do make sure the Narcan is still in stock in the bathrooms!

Also: sort through the pronoun pins at the host station and loudly huff that YOUR pronouns aren't included.

by Anonymousreply 12December 9, 2022 12:34 AM

Please be careful R10! Maybe bring some mace and wear a disguise. I worry our Telly may read this thread and since HAGS only seats three, he can figure out who you are. He and his grace look like they throw some heft into their vicious face slappings.

R11 I honestly think sometimes that dl'ers would rather go to a "tasteful friends" open house than a sold out Broadway show. We have better taste than the average man, we enojoy esoteric things.

by Anonymousreply 13December 9, 2022 1:14 PM

Should be Gags.

by Anonymousreply 14December 9, 2022 1:35 PM

Here is HAGS post on Instagram announcing its re-opening and their feelings when they had to shut down earlier this fall.

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 15December 10, 2022 5:03 PM

I really hope they were shamed into opening back up. They found some unhirable kooks and promised them jobs and then fucking folded immediately. I am so excited to read our intrepid diner's review of this later.

by Anonymousreply 16December 10, 2022 8:47 PM

Any updates on this place?

by Anonymousreply 17January 27, 2023 8:56 AM

Got a peek at the HAGS tasting menu:

Crudx of Scottish salmyn

Clam chowder with chorizo

Duet of boeuf—rare pink curtains, frankfurter in natural casing

Apple pangender dowdy

by Anonymousreply 18January 27, 2023 9:08 AM

Primetime has been lifted! I went to HAGS in early January and I actually liked it. It is pricey and I spent too much, but I was aware of that coming in. Menu is now picking either 3 or 5 options. I went with the 5 with wine pairings. The food was delicious. There is a vegan bent to the offerings ,but they have meat as well. The wine pairings were well selected. I also received a complementary starter with a wine pairing. The service was friendly and knowledgeable. I met Camille who is quite engaging and briefly Telly, who was busy preparing the orders. I sat at the bar. I came alone, but got to chatting with a woman also alone at the bar and she was a good conversationalist. I had a great night out. If HAGS is a scam they are doing a good job putting over the scam.

So happy to say that HAGS did not play out like a rabid TRA activist on Twitter. Good food, nice people. The price point is very high so not a place I'd go to regularly but once or twice a year, absolutely. I wish them the best.

by Anonymousreply 19February 4, 2023 12:36 PM

R19 Are you not a paying member here but you had no qualms about going to Hags and dropping 2 bills? You're adorable!

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