The Nook at Red Rooster Harlem
310 Lenox Ave., nr. 125th St.; 212-792-9001
The breakfast program at Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster is still a ways off, but this weekend the multitasking chef unveils the Nook, a takeout kiosk of sorts open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Baked goods and pastries are the Nook’s raison d’être, and the menu runs the gamut from lingonberry muffins to sweet-potato bread, as befits an Ethiopian-born, Swedish-raised Harlemite chef. In addition to pantry items like grits and jars of gravlax cure, there are the obligatory brand-building cookbooks, plus cookies, croissants, Ambessa coffee, and, most promising of all, bacon-Cheddar biscuits baked throughout the day.