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Is this Le Baron ‘Small Plates’ Replacement a Bait-and-Switch?

Posted May 4, 2016 at 5:12 am

The shiny shoes of Le Baron will be filled, and by a familiar face at that. Former co-owner Ron Castellano (Santos Party House, Rosette) seeks to impart a “sushi restaurant and bar” in the former home of Le Baron at 32 Mulberry Street. The as-yet-unnamed establishment (MJK Foods LLC) will serve a menu of small plates, […]

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Peruvian Restaurant ‘Baby Brasa’ Opening Next Month at 129 Allen Street

Posted April 29, 2016 at 5:10 am

The Precision barbershop at 129 Allen Street shuttered and relocated earleir this spring. It’s now down the block and with a rebranded identity, Allen Street Cut & Shave. In its place, a new restaurant. A Peruvian restaurant by the name of Baby Brasa is on its way. Butcher paper is in the windows, signaling the […]

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Saluggi’s Pizza Opening at Failed Comfort Diner Space on Grand Street

Last modified April 26, 2016 at 9:34 am

​While the Lower East Side has several pizzerias to its name, few are worthy of praise. Indeed, the neighborhood isn’t really known for its slice. Stanton Pizza isn’t what it used to be, “Famous” Hakki Akdeniz cornered the dollar-slice market with several “Champion”-branded spots, and Rosario’s is barely hanging on the map. New jams like Williamsburg […]

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El Rey Chef Heads to Chinatown for Flashpoint Winnie’s Replacement

Posted April 22, 2016 at 5:00 am

Head chef of El Rey on Stanton Street, Gerardo Gonzalez, just exited the cafe for his new venture in Chinatown. As previously reported, Gonzalez teamed up with Dudley’s managers Mateusz Lilpop and Benedict dos Remedios, and William Davidson to impart a new “food focused” establishment specializing in Latin-Asian fusion” at the former Winnie’s on Bayard Street (aka […]

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Quality Eats Ludlow Denied by CB3, Despite LES Dwellers Endorsement

Last modified April 19, 2016 at 8:42 am

Quality Eats tasted raw defeat last night. Community Board 3 voted, in a tiebreaker situation no less, to deny the Stillman steakhouse a full liquor license for a spinoff location at 177 Ludlow Street. Theirs was a holdover application after last month’s withdrawal. Yet, in an ironic turn of events, the restaurant applicant that the LES […]

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Serafina is Indeed Opening a Lower East Side Locale

Last modified April 15, 2016 at 6:01 am

Serafina is indeed gunning for a Lower East Side presence. The former home of Galli Restaurant on Rivington Street, in fact. The gates of 98 Rivington were raised yesterday afternoon, revealing the dormant space. More importantly, a woman out front spent several hours collecting signatures of support for the new Serafina location. The petition on […]

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Here’s What to Expect from the Public Hotel LES and Vongerichten Venues Within

Posted April 12, 2016 at 3:28 pm

Prolific hotelier Ian Schrager and various folks from his development team appeared before the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 last night. The license application for the Public Hotel at 215 Chrystie Street – the latest endeavor for Jean-Georges Vongerichten – is so complex, in fact, that it warranted special treatment. A dedicated session without the pressures […]

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Jean-Georges Vongerichten to Helm Restaurant Operations at Ian Schrager’s LES Public Hotel

Last modified March 31, 2016 at 4:17 pm

​As the Public Hotel rises, so too does the hype. Indeed, Ian Schrager’s forthcoming Public Hotel at 215 Chrystie Street will feature food and beverage by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Being such a high-roller project, this is a match made in heaven. According to application materials submitted to Community Board 3 today, the Michelin-decorated chef paired up […]

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Edwin & Neal’s Principals to Take Over Operations at Sauce on Rivington Street

Posted March 29, 2016 at 5:18 am

A changing of the guard is afoot at neighborhood favorite, Sauce, on Rivington Street. Just a few months shy of its fifth anniversary on the block. But rest assured, it’s staying in the family. Sauce operating partner Adam Elzer and his partner in the nascent Edwin & Neal’s, Shane Covey, are together taking full corporate control of […]

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Former ‘Dover’ Chef Opening ‘Char Sue’ at 119 Essex Street

Posted March 28, 2016 at 5:00 am

​Out goes a sandwich shop, in comes a snack bar. Such is the storyline at 119 Essex Street, a storefront space marked by dormancy the last couple years. Brannon’s previously held down the fort, as it were, for a meager ten months at 119 Essex before folding in August 2014. (No one was ever in […]

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