Bar Chevere Becomes ‘Casa Humo’ at Hexed 179 Essex Street Space

Posted on: December 23rd, 2013 at 6:00 am by
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Filthy McNasty’s, 12″, Essex Ale House, Peri Wine Bar, and, as of last week, relative newcomer Bar Chevere all share one thing in common. A failed bar business at 179-181 Essex Street. That’s five unsuccessful nightlife ventures within the last ten years; this address is seriously hexed.

Now it’s time for the sixth entrant in recent memory to roll the dice at 179 Essex. It’s apparently some sort of “Latin room” called Casa Humo, where you can find a variety of dishes and drinks. According to the menu written on a piece of wood, offerings include spinach feta pizza ($14), steamed mussels ($11), and a rosemary skirt steak ($17).

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The maize-colored sign was painted black last week, and overwritten with the orange ink of Casa Humo. Meanwhile, the interior remains virtually unchanged.

Bar Chevere first opened at 179 Essex in March 2012; it closed three months shy of its two-year anniversary. Do you think that Casa Humo will be the operation to turn things around here?

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