Food

‘Tang Hotpot’ Unveiled on the Bowery, Opening Soon

Posted October 16, 2017 at 5:08 am

After six months of construction, the final pieces are falling into place for Tang Hotpot. The new Szechuan restaurant at 135 Bowery recently dispensed with the sidewalk shed to reveal its unique exterior, complete with decorative door, teaser signage, and fishbowl window. Tang Hotpot is a loose spinoff of The Tang in the East Village […]

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Van Leeuwen’s Ludlow Street Ice Cream Shop is Now Open

Posted October 13, 2017 at 9:36 am

More artisanal, Instagram-ready ice cream is now for sale on Ludlow Street, swapping strings for cones. Indeed, Brooklyn-based Van Leeuwen debuted at 172 Ludlow last Saturday, taking the place of the onetime stalwart Ludlow Guitars. Until now, the space had been a dormancy in the wake of their relocation to the South Street Seaport. In […]

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‘La Margarita Pizza’ Moves into the Old Taquitoria on Ludlow Street

Posted October 12, 2017 at 5:04 am

The red storefront canopy has been in place since last May, but only now are we seeing activity at 168 Ludlow Street. Indeed, La Margarita Pizza, which currently occupies 151 Ludlow, will open its replacement location today. Employees readying the space confirmed the news. We were previously informed that the two pizza parlors will sling slices […]

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Hokie Hibachi ‘Ninja Grill’ Arrives on Essex Street

Posted October 12, 2017 at 5:03 am

If hokie hibachi is in your wheelhouse, then this will serve as welcome news. Something called Ninja Grill is ready to do battle on Essex Street. Video game-style signage in the storefront window of number 103 announces the forthcoming arrival of this so-called “Japanese and hibachi express.” The Ninja Grill is assuming control of a […]

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‘NoHo Star’ to Shutter this December After 32 Years

Posted October 11, 2017 at 5:00 am

Another loss that cuts pretty deep. NoHo Star, the casual corner restaurant at Bleecker and Lafayette Streets is about to close for good. It’s been keeping the community in meals since 1985. It won’t last the winter, though. Jeremiah at Vanishing New York reports that the NoHo Star and its sister restaurant, Temple Bar, will […]

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Rosario’s Pizza will Return this Week After DOH Closure, Owner Says

Posted October 10, 2017 at 5:17 am

Rosario’s Pizza is on the mend and will return in the coming days. Longtime owner Sal Bartolomeo informed us that the local slice standby – mandated closed by the Department of Health last month – should reopen on Stanton Street “this week.” The city agency had shuttered the fifty-four-year-old pizza parlor allegedly for “operating without […]

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‘Hoomoos Asli’ Shutters After 18 Years on the Fringe of Little Italy

Posted October 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

Hoomoos Asli, consistently rated as one of the best Mediterranean establishments in the city, is kaput. The Kenmare Street restaurant closed last month after nearly two decades in business. The bilingual, red canopy was extricated from the facade, and windows papered. All that remains is a farewell to customers, discussing the difficulty for mom-and-pop businesses […]

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Are Days Numbered for The DL Nightclub on Delancey Street?

Last modified October 6, 2017 at 10:19 am

Looks like The DL – that five-year-old scourge of the Lower East Side – might be on some shaky ground. And on the defensive. Its liquor license is in a state of purgatory, having (technically) expired on September 30. Pending charges against the owners have temporarily blocked the renewal efforts. The club remains operational, though, […]

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Star Pastry Chef Shoots the Moon with ‘Supermoon Bakehouse’ Opening Tomorrow on Rivington Street

Posted October 6, 2017 at 5:03 am

The Supermoon Bakehouse officially launches on Rivington Street tomorrow. Paper again covers the windows of the storefront, obstructing the stacks of iridescent, Instagram friendly boxes. The pastry chef behind the counter is Ry Stephen, the co-founder of Mr. Holmes Bakehouse in San Francisco. His business partner in the venture is head designer Aron Tzimas. Apparently, […]

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Murray Hill’s ‘Best Wingers’ Expands with Delancey Street Outpost

Posted October 5, 2017 at 5:10 am

Best Wingers, the twenty-two-year-old Murray Hill institution, is coming to the Lower East Side. Its principals just signed a lease for 174 Delancey Street, in the shadows of the Williamsburg Bridge. It’s a ten-year deal for the 1,000 square-foot space, and includes the basement. The chicken wings business chose 174 Delancey Street to better serve […]

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