Wylie Dufresne’s Dad to Open BYGGYZ Sandwich Shop on Clinton Street

Posted on: March 24th, 2015 at 5:18 am by

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37-39 Clinton St., March 2014

Wylie Dufresne (and WD-50) may have departed Clinton Street, but his dad, Dewey, is entering the ever-evolving restaurant row. You read that right.

The elder Dufresne is taking over the former bodega at 37-39 Clinton, John’s Deli, to unleash a long-delayed sandwich shop called BYGGYZ. Apparently this concept has been in the works for three years, and is only now seeing the light of day.

Grub St broke the news yesterday, and unveiled one of the sandwiches on the menu. The “Tuna SOF (South of France)” – tuna, anchovies, hard-cooked egg, roasted tomatoes (fresh, in season), artichoke hearts, red onion, pickled veg, roasted red peppers, and olive spread on sesame-seeded Chinese fry bread. Also, dessert is to come courtesy of Oddfellows in the East Village.

Expect an opening sometime in late April.

John’s Deli shuttered last summer. The token butcher paper has been in the windows for months, signaling the inevitable changing of the guard.

Dewey Dufresne is the culinary patriarch, having operated a small group of restaurants under the Joe’s name in the 1970s.

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