Randall’s Barbecue Adds Signage on Grand Street Ahead of July Opening
Randall’s Barbecue is nearing the finish line on Grand Street, bringing traif to the onetime Kosher pizzeria. Contractors last week installed the new brown awning, signaling the end of another commercial vacancy in this low-rise stretch.
As previously reported, proprietor Jared Male, a pit-master veteran of both Hill Country and Dinosaur BBQ in Harlem, plans to furnish 359 Grand Street with five tables and thirty-two seats. Plus bar seating for twelve. A four-table sidewalk cafe is also part of the plan. Community Board 3 approved the proposal last summer, which includes a full liquor license, despite 4 OPs within 500 feet.
We’re told that Randall’s will likely open to the public sometime in July. The full liquor license is still pending with the State Liquor Authority.
“I chose this location because of my familiarity, since I used to rent a kitchen nearby on Ludlow Street and served barbecue at the Hester Street Fair, and because I view the immediate area around the storefront as underserved in terms of dining options,” Male told us earlier this year. “I’m hoping to become a neighborhood staple.”
Randall’s Barbecue began as a Crown Heights pop-up back in 2013. It’s described as a “Barbecue and American regional cuisine destination with a relaxed vibe and comfortable setting.”
359 Grand Street last played host to the Shalom Chai pizzeria, considered the last full-service Kosher (dairy) restaurant on the Lower East Side. Seward Park Co-op, the landlord, evicted them back in 2014 after several years on the ropes.