Food

‘Mulberry Market’ Might Open Next Month in Little Italy

Posted January 16, 2019 at 5:06 am

While attention has been hyper-focused on the drama of McNally Jackson Books and its fate on Prince Street (staying put, as reported), it’s appropriate to revisit the adjacent grocery store space around the corner at 251 Mulberry. Interior fit-out of the upscale Mulberry Market is still ongoing. Yet, an opening date is nigh. Sleuthing reveals […]

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Get Sauced: New ‘Sauce Pizzeria’ Opens this Friday on Rivington Street

Posted January 15, 2019 at 5:04 am

From the crumbs of cupcakes rises another – it’s the dawn of a new dough. Indeed, slice slinging Sauce is ready to debut on the Lower East Side, and its adding some new square options to its culinary repertoire. As previously reported, four months after opening a standalone pizza parlor in the East Village, Sauce […]

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Celebrating its 79th Birthday, Essex Street Market Move Delayed Yet Again

Posted January 11, 2019 at 5:06 am

The Essex Street Market celebrated its 79th birthday this week. A bittersweet milestone, for sure, as its home of eight decades will soon be demolished. Though, not as fast as previously thought. In due course, as reported, all vendors in the current warehouse block will relocate across Delancey Street to the marquee building of Essex […]

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Curtains for ‘12 Corners’ Coffee Shop on East Broadway

Posted January 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

One of the better coffee shops on the eastern fringe of Chinatown just closed down. 12 Corners, which co-anchored the Crossroads building at Rutgers and East Broadway, fell victim this week after more than six years on the spot. The locals joint was beloved by many who lived in the area. The closure is not […]

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‘Sauce’ Takes its Pizzeria Next Door on Rivington Street

Posted January 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Sauce is taking its pizza concept into familiar territory. The space next door. Four months after opening a standalone pizza parlor in the East Village, Sauce is bringing the concept back home. No longer content with its pizza window at the northeast corner of Allen and Rivington Streets, the pizzeria recently acquired the lease on […]

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Domino’s Pizza Franchise Opening in Luxury Rental Building on Stanton Street

Last modified January 9, 2019 at 9:38 am

The Lower East Side might be gentrifying at a rapid rate, but chain pizza finds a way. It’s evolution. Indeed, somehow a Domino’s Pizza franchise is soon to open in the luxury rental building at 196 Stanton Street (between Clinton and Attorney). This latest outpost – the second such “pizzeria” on the Lower East Side […]

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‘Unagi’ is all Eel all the Time on Kenmare Street

Last modified January 8, 2019 at 10:35 am

For over a year, the tattered teaser signage at 60 Kenmare Street promised a Japanese eatery devoted to eels. That day arrived. The storefront was cleaned up, and Unagi (Japanese for freshwater eel) finally debuted a few weeks ago. A corporate entity founded by Andrew and Samuel Pierce called Bros Seafood LLC is behind the […]

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Albert Trummer Scores Liquor License on Grand Street Against Community Opposition

Posted January 8, 2019 at 5:02 am

It’s been a year since word dropped that notorious mixologist Albert Trummer was headed to a Lower East Side basement for his latest venture. Not much progress until now, though. Despite vehement opposition, Trummer recently netted a full liquor license. You’ll recall that Trummer, whose claims to fame include Apotheke, Sanatorium, and S’zen Cocktail Lounge […]

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‘The Sosta’ by ESquared Fails After Little More than a Year

Posted January 4, 2019 at 5:09 am

When The Sosta debuted on Mott Street in July 2017, the fast-casual Italian spot was heralded as the next best from hospitality giant ESquared. Tons of hype gushed through the foodie trades. However, the magic of its other hit, By Chloe, seemingly didn’t rub off. The Sosta closed down last month, concluding just over a […]

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‘Ourika’ Cafe Joins Clinton Street Restaurant Roster

Posted January 3, 2019 at 5:08 am

Eureka, Ourika. There is a new cafe on Clinton Street, filling a void left by another. The Italian-flavored eatery, Ourika, bowed last month at 37 Clinton Street in the space formerly occupied by the Triple Shot World Atlas Cafe. The store itself had been vacant and gated for two years before this arrival. Menu is […]

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