Posted August 28, 2014 at 6:10 am
More information is coming to light regarding the shutter of Rustic LES a couple weeks ago. You’ll recall that owner Yassir Zraouli was forced to close his Moroccan bistro at 124 Ridge Street thanks to Vacate and Stop Work Orders issued by the Department of Buildings. The building itself is a Steve Croman property, and […]
Posted August 12, 2014 at 5:51 am
Rustic LES – the homey Moroccan bistro at 124 Ridge Street – recently shuttered after a bumpy two-year tenure on the east side. There had been high hopes for the food truck gone brick-and-mortar, but ultimately the concept was a tough sell to the neighborhood. Of course, it didn’t help that scaffolding obstructed the premises for […]
Posted May 12, 2014 at 5:23 am
The Lower East Side gold rush knows no bounds. Every property is ostensibly for sale. Whole swaths of territory are being packaged and doled to the highest bidder. Remember the Bowery portfolio that fetched $62 million last year? Well, a much smaller portfolio is attracting a smilar price. Let’s now take a gander at the […]
Posted February 3, 2014 at 6:00 am
If you enjoyed the year-old Rustic LES, now might be time to pay your final respects; it probably won’t be around for much longer. Another seasoned restaurateur wants in on the sleepy Ridge Street scene. Application materials submitted to Community Board 3 this month reveal that Luis Arce Mota of Ofrenda and Cafe Condesa is angling […]
Posted July 8, 2013 at 10:16 am
Citi Bike continues its run as magnet for vandalism and thievery, despite the recent 7th Precinct initiative to police the infrastructure.
Last modified August 24, 2013 at 9:47 pm
Yeah it was a hell of a lot prettier before I cut into it, but then you wouldn’t get the full picture of what’s inside this Chicken Pastilla from Rustic LES.
Posted May 2, 2012 at 6:09 am
The whole truck-to-store phenomenon seems like it jumped the shark already, with seemingly every food truck angling to establish a sure-shot brick-and-mortar presence.