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Here’s the Menu for the New ‘LES Kitchen’ Burger Joint on Essex Street

Posted February 8, 2016 at 10:35 am

The so-called LES Kitchen is almost ready to roll. As noted, the new burger joint has been prepping 15 Essex Street in the wake of the Juicery’s departure last year. The menu sitting in the windows serves as hype material for the new establishment. Here’s what to expect when they open at the end of the […]

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Ludlow Coffee Supply (and Barbershop) Announces Itself at Former Pink Pony on Ludlow Street

Posted February 8, 2016 at 5:17 am

Exactly three years dead and gone, the Pink Pony finally has its replacement – the Ludlow Coffee Supply. The roll-down security gate at 176 Ludlow Street is now branded as such with black-on-white paint. As previously reported, Sweet Chick owner and manager, John Seymour and Kyle Martin respectively, are transforming the iconic space into a […]

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With Cafe Bambi Dead in the Water, New ‘Elevated Gastropub’ Concept Pitched for 107 Eldridge Street

Posted February 8, 2016 at 5:16 am

It appears that the ever-delayed Cafe Bambi concept is on ice. Jack Abramcyk (kid brother of nightlife impresario Matt) had planned a bilevel nightspot at 107 Eldridge Street despite an outpouring of opposition. Funny, considering the unopened concept even found its way onto Grub St’s top 20 openings of 2014. Until the end of last […]

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Les Enfants de Bohème Seizes Adjacent Space for ‘Takeaway’ Annex

Posted February 8, 2016 at 5:00 am

Adding adjacent takeaway counters seems to be the latest trend in downtown dining. Well-tread establishments such as Dudley’s and Dimes both installed “Deli” concepts beside their main dining rooms. Each includes both takeaway meal options and opportunities to purchase dry goods. The latest to jump on this proverbial bandwagon is a familiar face. The Les Enfants […]

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Kossar’s Bagels & Bialys Reopens Today with New Look and Menu

Posted February 5, 2016 at 9:31 am

​Under relatively new ownership, the updated Kossar’s Bialys is now less a warehouse bakery with retail afterthought, and more a proper New York City bagel shop. And it reopens to the public today. The bare-bones factory feel of the predecessor is gone, instead replaced with something cleaner and with vintage aesthetic. Feels like a hybrid […]

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Katz’s Deli Shills Alongside Hannibal Buress in New Samsung Pay Commercial [VIDEO]

Last modified February 4, 2016 at 3:24 pm

​While esteemed comedian Hannibal Buress was tapped to plug Samsung Pay, the real star here is Katz’s Deli. Such is the setting for the new commercial campaign. The shot opens with Buress crossing East Houston excited about grabbing a pastrami sandwich at Katz’s. When he takes out his phone for payment purposes, the staff has no […]

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Lowline Lab Partners with Essex Street Market for ‘Food Festival’

Posted February 4, 2016 at 5:15 am

Here’s a taste of synergy = Lowline + Essex Street Market + Lower East Side Partnership (nee BID). Later this month, the Lowline will partner with the Essex Street Market to create a “food festival.” The event takes place in the Lowline Lab at Essex, and is incorporated into the DayLife brand forged by the […]

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‘Rouge Wine Bar’ is Looking to Ditch 94 Rivington Street

Posted February 4, 2016 at 5:10 am

To look upon it is to know failure. Rouge Wine Bar is officially on the outs. That certainly explains the removal of the red signage from the facade of 94 Rivington Street. If the listings are accurate, the business is looking to divest from the neighborhood. It was a stillborn concept from the get-go, and […]

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‘French Cheese Board’ Event Space Debuts Next Month at Former Spring Street Pinkberry

Posted February 3, 2016 at 5:18 am

The Little Italy Pinkberry outpost closed its doors for the last time more than a year ago. It was no swan song – fire killed the fro-yo joint in January 2013, and it spent eighteen months rebounding for the ultimately-short-lived return. Now, after an extended period rotting in plain sight, 41 Spring Street is returning to the retail […]

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‘Talde’ Team Tapped for 4 Separate Nightspots at Joie de Vivre Hotel on the Bowery

Posted February 3, 2016 at 5:12 am

Just yesterday, we were talking about the future of Jing Fong Restaurant vis-a-vis owner Alex Chu. While the landlord will likely demolish this “Chinatown Arcade” sometime in the next couple years, the real attention is still at the long-in-the-works Joie de Vivre hotel next door at 50 Bowery. According to the paperwork filed with Community Board […]

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