Sauce Restaurant Returns to Rivington Street this Friday, Nine Months After Kitchen Fire

Posted on: September 3rd, 2019 at 5:09 am by

The return of Sauce restaurant is days away. Ownership took to Instagram over the holiday to announce that the reopening is this Friday (September 6).

The Italian eatery has been on the sidelines these last nine months due to damage sustained from a one-alarm kitchen fire last December. During this rebuilding time, Sauce stayed busy, though, opening a dedicated pizzeria on the opposite corner at Orchard and Rivington.

And tho s wasn’t the first time Sauce burned up, either. The local spot suffered an electrical blaze in the basement in December 2016.

Sauce first debuted at 78 Rivington Street in October 2011. Founded by the prolific Frank Prisinzano (Supper, Lil’ Frankie’s, Frank, East Village Radio), the restaurant has been a popular Lower East Side staple thanks in part to its Mondays locals night and “neighborhood place” vibe. Five years later, operating partner Adam Elzer and acquired full corporate control of the establishment.

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