Dirt Candy LES Reboot Debuts Tonight on Allen Street

Posted on: February 3rd, 2015 at 5:18 am by
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Fifteen months of anticipation is now in the bag. For those vegetarians (and other veggie seekers) out there who have been missing Dirt Candy since its August closure, homecoming is at hand. Chef-owner Amanda Cohen is opening the much larger reboot at 86 Allen Street tonight. It’ll offer dinner service out of the gate, five nights a week starting at 5:30pm (closed Sunday and Monday). A seven-day schedule will follow shortly, with the addition of lunch and brunch options.

Cohen tells Grub St. that Dirt Candy 2.0 is “outfitted with an open kitchen and, in the basement, a walk-in fridge and enough space to finally enable her to buy produce by the case instead of the pound or even the piece.”

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Perhaps most notable, however, is that Cohen is doing away with tipping at bill time. Instead, there will be an “administrative fee” of 20% tacked onto the check. This reportedly enables a raise in wages of cooks, dishwashers, and servers.

Amanda Cohen was also able to secure a full liquor license for the address, having gained Community Board 3 support back in November 2013.

Dirt Candy dinner menu is below:

Dirt Candy Dinner Menu

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