Get the Galli Party Started: Karen Gallo’s Exclusive Playlist for BlackBook

Tonight marks the opening of Galli’s second outpost, a restaurant where getting up from your chicken parm to dance, generously poured Gavi in hand, is standard. Galli’s been attracting a fashion crowd from the get go, first on Mercer Street, and now on the LES. Behind the restaurant are Steven Gallo, chef, and Karen Gallo— you may know her from lusting after the shoes and bags she designs.

To celebrate opening night, Karen has put together a playlist for BlackBook, a sample of what’ll be playing at Galli.

“Why do we play this music? This is the music I grew up listening to and everything I design and everything I do has a reference point. This music becomes the starting point for us at Galli. For example, the Beastie Boys…this corner is [where the cover for] Paul’s Boutique [was photographed]… we have to play it!”

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Wallpaper in the bathrooms featuring sketches by Karen Gallo, caricaturing staples at the restaurant.

Galli LES is located at 98 Rivington Street at Ludlow, New York, NY