Sons of Essex

Model and Essex Street Resident Ataui Deng Found Alive 12 Days After Vanishing

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:19 pm

Twenty-two-year-old supermodel Ataui Deng went missing twelve days ago, prompting a heated search that included a viral social media campaign. Even Rihanna tweeted about her disappearance. She had last been seen at the Attic nightclub in Hell’s Kitchen, but was found alive at “an area hospital” early this morning (1am). NYPD offers no additional information on […]

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SLA Moves to Revoke Liquor License from Sons of Essex, Rochelle’s, and BFB Highline

Last modified June 26, 2014 at 8:11 am

The ongoing public fight between former partners Matt Levine and controversial landlord Michael Shah (DelShah Capital) has just taken an interesting twist. While the $20 million lawsuit rages in the background, the State Liquor Authority is finally taking Michael Shah to task over his numerous nightlife operations downtown. It took a year for them to […]

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Sons of Essex Served Joaquin Phoenix’s 19-Year-Old Girlfriend Allie Teilz

Posted December 20, 2013 at 10:20 am

Sons of Essex is back in the national media spotlight … but for all the wrong reasons. It’s much ado about underage drinking. According to a dispatch in the Hollywood Reporter yesterday, Joaquin Phoenix and flame Allie Teilz, two decades his junior, were at the bar on December 10. It was the afterparty for the screening […]

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Roger Llanes No Longer in the Sons of Essex Kitchen

Posted August 15, 2013 at 6:06 am

Sons of Essex can’t stop the hemorrhaging in the wake of infighting between former partners Matt Levine and Michael Shah. The image of the hangout has drastically changed since inception at 131 Essex Street, not to mention the recent chef shuffles. And about that… A Boogie tipster informs us that executive chef replacement Roger Llanes […]

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Matt Levine Sues DelShah Capital for $20M Over Nightlife Venues

Posted July 31, 2013 at 8:57 am

The tabloids are abuzz this morning with the latest news of the quarrel between restaurateur Matt Levine and former partner DelShah Capital. Levine is suing for $20 million, claiming they “used his good name” to build a nightlife empire throughout their properties, the most successful of which was two-year-old Sons of Essex. Shah gave Levine the […]

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Sons of Essex Hires Roger Llanes as Executive Chef

Last modified June 11, 2013 at 10:22 am

Amidst the ownership drama at Sons of Essex between co-owners Matt Levine and Michael Shah, the restaurant went and hired a new executive chef. Roger Llanes – formerly of BLT Prime and Eleven Madison Park – is now helming the kitchen at 133 Essex Street. He replaces Seth Levine, who ditched the nightspot for Hotel Chantelle […]

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Seth Levine Becomes Head Chef at Hotel Chantelle; New Menu Debuts

Posted June 4, 2013 at 6:10 am

Seth Levine has had a busy few months here on the Lower East Side.

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Sons of Essex Reveals Thanksgiving Menu

Posted November 12, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Certainly hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is already next week. As such, the neighborhood restaurants are beginning to roll out the annual “harvest” menus. Sons of Essex just released theirs. On Thanksgiving day, Thursday, November 22, $65 gets you the following four-course meal plus unlimited pumpkin ginger mimosas. If interested, head here to make a […]

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Cocktail Bodega Opens Next Thursday at 205 Chrystie

Posted August 31, 2012 at 6:09 am

Next Thursday, Cocktail Bodega will be released into the wilds of the Lower East Side, offering liquor-blended smoothies and spiked fresh-squeezed juices.

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Justin Bieber Celebrates Album Release at Sons of Essex Last Night

Posted June 20, 2012 at 12:19 pm

We heard rumblings last night that Justin Bieber was on the Lower East Side to celebrate the release of his newest record, Believe

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