Randall’s Barbecue Won’t be Returning to Grand Street
As the proverbial curve flattens, so goes the restaurant business. Another victim of the COVID-19 shutdown on the Lower East Side – Randall’s Barbecue.
Chef-proprietor Jared Male announced the permanent closure on social media last month. “We tried keeping our doors open as long as possible, but the time has come,” he noted.
“When I set out to open Randall’s, signing a lease over two years ago, I knew it was going to be a tough road.”
April 3 was the official last day in business. Their swan song was the delivery of food to the staff at Wycoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn. Also, they have been assisting catty-corner neighbor, La Flaca.
Jared Male, a pit-master veteran of both Hill Country and Dinosaur BBQ in Harlem, opened Randall’s Barbecue at 357 Grand Street in August 2018. It was the brick-and-mortar debut for the onetime Crown Heights pop-up.
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We cooked our final meals here today and delivered it to the staff of Wyckoff Hospital in Brooklyn where they are showing up to work everyday, undeterred, to try and save lives. Thank you for doing what you do, and I hope the barbecue provided a brief moment of respite. @bennyblanco11 @scoop_the_animal