Food

Forgtmenot Family Launches ‘Sherman’s’ Souvlaki Joint on Division Street

Posted August 14, 2017 at 5:11 am

Five months after launching Monroe beneath the bridge, the Forgtmenot family is back with its newest endeavor. Back to Division Street. Sherman Shoes is now reborn as Sherman’s, a fast-casual Greek spot just a stone’s throw from its popular Kiki’s restaurant. It soft-opened yesterday afternoon. Sherman’s is the second Greek establishment for Division Street that will offer […]

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LES Crepes & Taqueria Expands Into Former xCubicle Space on Essex Street

Posted August 14, 2017 at 5:03 am

When xCubicle departed the southwest corner of Essex and Hester Streets last month, there had been some speculation as to what would take its place. High on the list was the expansion of the four-year-old taco stand next door. LES Crepes & Taqueria just pushed into the adjacent space over the weekend, adding a fresh […]

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B Bar’s Trees Apparently Got in the Way of a Billboard, so They Were Cut Down

Last modified August 14, 2017 at 1:55 pm

Nothing gets in the way of advertising. Not even mother nature. Neighbors of B Bar & Grill on the Bowery (at East 4th Street) alerted us to the unfortunate decimation of the bar’s small tree grove in the front courtyard. The unconfirmed word on the street is that the green growth had gotten in the […]

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Chinese Bakeshop, ‘Sun Bakery,’ Sunsets on Essex Street

Posted August 11, 2017 at 5:00 am

Standing in the shadows of Essex Crossing, its days serving the Lower East Side seemed numbered from the moment those renderings were released. The Chinese bakeshop at 83 Essex Street, Sun Bakery, appears to be closed down. There is no announcement anywhere, but a tipster sent along the dispatch. Phone calls to the business are […]

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East Broadway Noodle House ‘Lam Zhou’ is Shuttered

Posted August 9, 2017 at 5:11 am

The gates are drawn at 144 East Broadway. Popular Chinatown noodle house, Lam Zhou, just closed down its hole-in-the-wall dispensary. Fanatic customers are scrambling, concerned about the future of an establishment that offered what many considered some of the best dumplings this side of Chinatown. Word on the street is that the lease expired, and […]

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Georgia’s Eastside BBQ Reopens After DOH Closure

Posted August 9, 2017 at 5:04 am

One week after the city-mandated sidelining, Georgia’s Eastside BBQ has reopened on Orchard Street. Closure was at the hands of the Department of Health, which issued its edict when an inspection of the ten-year-old restaurant last Monday resulted in several violations (totaling 64 points). They reopened yesterday afternoon after handily passing the DOH re-inspection. Georgia’s […]

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First Look at Taqueria Diana’s Clinton Street Outpost, Opening this Weekend

Posted August 9, 2017 at 5:00 am

The four-year-old Mexican joint, Taqueria Diana, is ready for its latest expansion. The new Lower East Side location will be open by the end of the week at 69 Clinton Street, the former La Socia Pawn shop space. Proprietor Matthew LaRue, a former manager at The Meatball Shop, had been building out the mid-block space […]

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‘Brigitte’ Finally Fills the Void at 37 Canal Street with French Fare

Posted August 8, 2017 at 5:00 am

Two years after the fall of Skal (and those Starbucks rumors), its replacement venture is on the way. Of course, we’ve heard this story before. We first caught wind that Brigitte would be opening at 37 Canal Street last summer. The contractors onsite had mentioned an opening later that fall, a promise that was broken. […]

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One Year After its Debut, ‘Bar Belly’ on Orchard Street Closes for a Revamp

Posted August 7, 2017 at 9:45 am

It’s not quite working out for Bar Belly on Orchard Street, the so-called “little sis of The Fat Radish.” Or so it seems… A month after a subtle exterior makeover that included a sidewalk beach hut, the five-year-old establishment is again under the knife. The bar is silent and token butcher paper obstructs the gut […]

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Curse of 71 Clinton Street Strikes Again as ‘The WhaLES’ is Evicted

Posted August 7, 2017 at 5:00 am

Over at 71 Clinton Street, the storefront hex is alive and well. Indeed, the sixth restaurant in eight years just shuttered. Except for a brief reprieve a couple weeks ago, Korean gastropub, The WhaLES, hadn’t been open much lately. The bar-restaurant debuted in June 2016 and quickly collected the requisite foodie accolades for being a […]

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