Cherche Midi

This Artist is Interested in Photographing the Back of Your Head

Posted May 7, 2015 at 10:22 am

If perchance you walked by the corner of Bowery and East Houston Monday afternoon, this single-row display of construction paper likely served as greeting. Onlookers gathered earlier this week to watch as two girls snapped photos of people standing backward. Backward head shots, if you will. Flanking the pages were visual explanations of the public project. […]

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Cherche Midi Installs Pinstriped Blue Canopy

Posted October 8, 2014 at 6:00 am

For its first few months in business, Cherche Midi operated rather naked; without its retractable awning. This sprung hope in some that the sidewalk cafe situation from the previous Pulino’s incarnation might not return. Doesn’t seem so. A new pinstriped blue canopy system arrived last week. Just in time for the advent of colder weather. […]

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Mathieu Palombino Begins Construction on French Bistro to Replace Chez Jef on the Bowery

Posted September 9, 2014 at 6:10 am

Mathieu Palombino pulled the plug on the Chez Jef pop-up restaurant at 241 Bowery last month. At the time, we learned that the celebrity chef-owner was planning to replace the short-lived endeavor with a French bistro (directly across from Keith McNally’s similar concept, Cherche Midi). September was the promised debut date, according to signs that […]

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Pulino’s Neon Signage Finally Deposed from the Bowery

Posted March 18, 2014 at 6:00 am

It’s official. Pulino’s Bar and Pizzeria no longer has any claim to the northwest corner of Bowery and East Houston. The red neon signage was pried from the brick facade yesterday afternoon. A Boogie reader happened upon the de-throning, and sent in the lead photo. What remains is the faded masonry and plywood shed. The […]

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Keith McNally’s Pulino’s on the Bowery Auctions Its Goods Ahead of ‘Cherche Midi’ This Spring

Last modified January 3, 2014 at 11:53 am

Keith McNally admitted defeat on the Bowery, closing his Pulino’s Pizzeria at the end of December. However, the restaurateur will return later this spring with a new culinary concept for the space – a French joint called Cherche Midi. Chefs at the helm are Shane McBride (currently executive chef of Balthazar) and Daniel Parilla (currently […]

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