Eldridge Street’s Formosa Cafe Folds
Casual Taiwanese establishment, Formosa Cafe, is finished. The Eldridge Street hangout hung it up earlier this month.
Token tombstone signage now hangs from the cartoony marquee.
The Lower East Side location is survived by an outpost in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
Formosa debuted at 34 Eldridge back in May 2015. It was a large, accommodating space that offered Taiwanese bites, including fried chicken, rice balls, and bubble tea.
Of course, it’s not to be confused with the legendary (and recently restored) Los Angeles bar of same that served the likes of Bugsy Siegel, Marilyn Monroe, Slash, and Keanu Reeves, among others.