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Los Feliz Reopens After Being Raided by the 7th Precinct Last Week

Last modified March 5, 2015 at 9:48 am

Los Feliz is back open on Ludlow Street. The 7th Precinct raided Rob Shamlian’s four-year-old establishment last week on a “nuisance and abatement” bust. Some are speculating it’s underage serving. This full-court police press arrived on a rather quiet Thursday evening. It remained closed in the interim. But shielded itself from the proverbial egg on […]

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An Early Look Inside Dimes 2.0 on Canal Street

Posted March 4, 2015 at 5:09 am

You’re looking at the almost-ready interior of Dimes 2.0 at 49 Canal Street. The much larger space – now with an arched design – is easily twice the size of the OG location. As previously reported, it’ll offer an expanded kitchen, additional seating, and the benefits of a full liquor license (still pending at the […]

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‘Vote for Pedro’ is a Mexican Eatery Vying for 17 Essex Street

Posted March 4, 2015 at 5:00 am

Contain your liger’s excitement, for a thin slice of Napoleon Dynamite is headed to Seward Park. Translation = another restaurant is angling to open in this once-storied district of Judaica. Just a few doors north of the forthcoming Salvadoran restaurant Cabalito, a Mexican restaurant is currently in the infant stage of development. Working title of […]

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Cocoron Chef Debuts ‘Goemon Curry’ Japanese Restaurant on Kenmare Street

Posted March 3, 2015 at 5:11 am

The new Japanese establishment Goemon Curry opened over the weekend at 29 Kenmare Street. Its debut was of the soft variety, yet still managed a sizeable splash. Indeed, launch was pretty much announced with subtle shill from Mission Chinese guru Danny Bowien. As previously reported, Goemon Curry is the brainchild of noodle chef Yoshihito Kira. […]

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Orchard Street Whynot Coffee on the Lookout for New Location with Sushi Wa in the Works

Posted March 3, 2015 at 5:08 am

It would appear that Whynot Coffee is in damage control mode. Last week, we first reported that the popular cafe on Orchard Street would give way to a new Japanese spot called Sushi Wa. Yep, a head-scratcher. For this, owner Emil Stepkov again seeks a full liquor license for 175 Orchard, the holy grail he’s […]

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‘Farmhouse Restaurant’ Replaces Sebastian LC on Ludlow Street

Posted February 27, 2015 at 5:19 am

Our suspicions about the Sebastian LC closure late last year were at least partially confirmed this week. Yes, the corner restaurant is back open, but not with the same moniker. Management is forsaking the French fare for the more generic American style cuisine. Farmhouse Restaurant announced itself a couple days ago with a new sign […]

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Whynot Cafe on Orchard Street Fails, Looks to Become ‘Sushi Wa’

Posted February 27, 2015 at 5:16 am

Whynot, because it couldn’t. Whynot Cafe failed to gain traction due in large part to its inability to secure a full liquor license. Their two bids met stiff resistance from the community including the LES Dwellers. And now it’s on last legs. Rumblings of its closure had circulated for the last week, but their PR […]

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Goa-Taco Extends Its Residency on Delancey Another Month; Scouting Permanent Location

Posted February 27, 2015 at 5:15 am

Fans of Goa-Taco on Delancey Street will be happy to hear this. The tiny lunch counter alongside Grey Lady just reupped its tenancy for an additional month, and will continue to serve Paratha tacos here through the end of March. “The response has been really positive with us being in the area,” owner Duvaldi Marneweck […]

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Los Feliz Raided by the NYPD Last Night, Closed by Court Order [UPDATED]

Last modified March 3, 2015 at 7:42 pm

Perhaps it was the flashpoint story in the New York Post yesterday about grassroots Hell Square activism. Or simply just another day at the office. Either way, controversial bar owner Rob Shamlian can’t be too thrilled this morning. Los Feliz was raided in an undercover op last night. Familiar territory for this club, which has […]

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Mathieu Palombino’s 2nd Bowery Diner Replacement is French Spot ‘La Gamelle’

Posted February 26, 2015 at 5:12 am

In the Bowery Diner space, a familiar name will soon reappear. Mathieu Palombino pulled the plug on Chez Jef last July. The pop-up culinary experiment had been in operation the four months previous. But the space itself at 241 Bowery has been sequestered under plywood for the interim period. The full-blown replacement – a French bistro concept – […]

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