Zoe Feigenbaum Closed Her Eldridge Street Restaurant
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Manager Inna Shats (left), with chef/owner Zoe Feigenbaum (right), Sept. 2011
In one fell swoop, upper Eldridge Street has lost two relative newcomers. Both are within a few yards of each other.
We already learned this week that Family Recipe is ending its three-year run this Sunday. It was abrupt. Owner-chef Akiko Turnauer, however, will continue the catering operation on location until the space is leased out.
But now Grub St brings word that its neighbor a couple doors north – Zoe – also called it quits. Their last day in business at 245 Eldridge Street was Sunday. Proprietor Zoe Feigenbaum told the publication that “As a chef, timing is everything: you gotta know when to pull something out of the oven.”
With the departure of both Zoe and Family Recipe, two neighborhood establishments with devoted following are gone. The fear on the block now is that the eventual newcomers might not be as good a fit.