Food

Denied by Community, ‘Mini Rex’ Karaoke Bar Heads to SLA for Ludlow Street Liquor License

Posted June 26, 2017 at 5:13 am

Leftfield on Ludlow Street remains committed to its own sale, while the leading contender for takeover is the convoluted “dry karaoke” establishment we’ve been telling you about called Mini Rex. The proposed bar is taking its application all the way to the top, despite its negative reception from the community at large. (Co-founded by Edouard […]

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‘Minnie’s on Clinton’ Opens Tomorrow at the Old Tapeo29 Space

Posted June 26, 2017 at 5:03 am

The restaurant row of Clinton Street welcomes another entrant to the fold. Minnie’s on Clinton bows tomorrow at 29 Clinton Street, serving up a menu consisting of that nebulous offering, “American comfort food.” Initial debut had been slated for late last week. In the ensuing days, however, exterior ornamentation arrived at the corner restaurant, just as […]

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Rumor: Berkli Parc Closing Down on Saturday After 7 Years at Allen and Delancey [Updated]

Last modified June 22, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Berkli Parc is reportedly ending operations this weekend after nearly seven years at the corner of Allen and Delancey Streets. We are told that the landlord bought out the remainder of the cafe’s lease, and that a fire sale is planned for Saturday. Circumstances around the closure aren’t confirmed, but we did hear unverified allegations […]

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‘Oddfellows’ Readies New Ice Cream Shop Beside the Chefs Club Counter on Lafayette Street

Last modified June 20, 2017 at 9:32 am

The division is quite clear, both in exterior color scheme and interior layout. Makes sense, though, as the new Chefs Club Counter spinoff will soon welcome a dessert option into the fold. Word on the street is that Oddfellows is opening a new ice creamery here. Workers were recently spotted readying the adjacent space, painting […]

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‘Allegro Coffee’ Launching Outpost in Former Whole Foods Bowery Beer Store

Posted June 19, 2017 at 5:13 am

A different type of brew will soon be served at the Whole Foods Bowery. Indeed, that corner coffee shop we told you about – the one replacing the beer store – is set to become another location of Allegro Coffee. Some of the window paper was removed from the glass last week to reveal the […]

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Black Tap LES Opens Today, Further Crowding Congested Ludlow Street

Posted June 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

Get ready, Hell Square denizens. Life on Ludlow Street might feel a bit more congested starting in a few hours. Black Tap LES is slated to debut at 177 Ludlow Street later this morning (one day earlier than expected). Last Thursday night was the obligatory “friends and family” launch, and the weekend was reportedly spent […]

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Celebrate ‘Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas’ with the Eldridge Street Synagogue on Sunday

Posted June 16, 2017 at 5:08 am

The annual block party celebrating a trifecta of treats – egg rolls, egg creams, and empanadas – is hitting the streets of the Lower East Side this weekend. Yup, now in its 17th season, the Museum at Eldridge Street’s festival will once again commemorate the diverse communities of the neighborhood, by way of food, performances, games, and hands-on […]

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‘Minnie’s’ to Serve up American Comfort Food at the Old Tapeo 29 Spot on Clinton Street

Posted June 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

You’ve probably been wondering about what’s happening at the northwest corner of Clinton and Stanton Streets. For the last several months, the former home of Tapeo 29 underwent a complete transformation. Inside and out, and totally under the radar, with additions like the installation of new flower beds or the leveled corner entrance and its […]

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For the First Time Ever, Katz’s Deli will Begin Serving Brooklyn (on Friday)

Posted June 13, 2017 at 5:11 am

It’s a big week for Katz’s Deli. Come Friday, the Lower East Side institution will operate a Brooklyn satellite inside the long-delayed Dekalb Market Hall. This is a watershed moment for the iconic neighborhood deli, as this is the first ever expansion since the establishment opened on Ludlow Street in 1888. “It made perfect sense,” owner […]

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Fight for Hell Square Continues with Potential Sale of Spitzer’s, Fat Baby, and Los Feliz

Posted June 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s no secret that Rob Shamlian has been trying to unload his remaining Hell Square holdings over the last few years. Last night, the nightlife operator came one step closer to his dream, when the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 approved a sale of assets for two of three area nightclubs. Ownership behind Boulton […]

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