Food

Vision Urbana Donates 1,500 Turkeys to NYCHA Residents in Largest Turkey Drive on the Lower East Side

Posted November 25, 2020 at 8:05 pm

The turkeys are coming! This week, Vision Urbana announced the largest ever turkey drive on the Lower East Side. It’s a feat which provides turkeys to over 1,500 families in NYCHA this Thanksgiving. Door-to-door turkey drop-offs have already begun, via Vision Urbana’s food pantry home delivery network. Just in time for folks to have their […]

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Metro Acres Supermarket Finally Makes its Mark on Clinton Street

Posted November 23, 2020 at 5:03 am

The transition is complete. More than a year into its tenancy at 175 Clinton Street, Metro Acres is now at home. In other words, store signage is finally in place, with nary a sign of Fine Fare. The changeover had been gradual since Metro took over, to say the least. First with repositioning (and upscaling) […]

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Zazzy’s Pizza Soft Launches in the Old Home of Rosario’s

Posted November 23, 2020 at 5:02 am

With Rosario’s Pizza now a proverbial footnote, its successor is now in play. Zazzy’s Pizza is now serving on Orchard Street, albeit in soft launch mode for the last couple weeks. For starters, the health-conscious pizzeria (there are plant-based vegan options) is open for dinner service, 5pm-10pm daily. The takeout window at 173 Orchard is […]

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‘Sami & Susu’ Pairs up with Ten Bells on Broome Street

Posted November 20, 2020 at 5:03 am

In which Mediterranean cuisine joins forces with natural wine on Broome Street. As of today, Sami & Susu – the Williamsburg Mediterranean restaurant that launched earlier this year – is setting up shop inside popular twelve-year-old wine bar, Ten Bells (247 Broome Street). The focus is a spin on traditional and family-inspired fare, with the […]

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Sneak Peek Inside the New Scarr’s Pizzeria on Orchard Street

Posted November 20, 2020 at 5:00 am

Here is the first look inside the newer, larger Scarr’s Pizza on Orchard Street. As previously reported, owner Scarr Pimentel applied to remove and transfer the liquor license to 35 Orchard (aka 34 Allen) in what was formerly the Lam & Associates insurance office. (A building now shared with Cheeky Sandwiches.) Community Board 3 signaled […]

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This New Madison Street Microbrewery is ‘That Witch Ales You’

Posted November 18, 2020 at 5:05 am

That Witch Ales You is a new microbrewery that just debuted in Chinatown. Already more than six years in the making, the pun-heavy establishment finally opened its doors at 116 Madison Street last month. Instead of barber chairs and hair curlers, it’s now vats of suds. Roughly the size of a cramped studio apartment, That […]

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OddFellows Ice Cream Not Returning to the Lower East Side

Posted November 18, 2020 at 5:02 am

Six years on the Lower East Side, but frozen out by coronavirus, Brooklyn-based OddFellows ice cream won’t be reopening here. Both of its downtown ice cream parlors – on East 4th Street (2014) and the East Houston newcomer (2018) – shuttered at the outset of the pandemic lockdown late March. When asked if OddFellows would […]

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‘7 Elephants’ Brings Thai to East Broadway

Posted November 18, 2020 at 5:00 am

It’s been two years since Malt & Mold quit the Lower East Side. Now, its former store on East Broadway is no longer vacant, ready for the next step. Storefront awning and branded paper in the windows of 221 East Broadway advertise the newcomer – a Thai spot called 7 Elephants. The restaurant – situated […]

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‘Double Chicken Please’ Brings Cocktails to Allen Street

Posted November 17, 2020 at 5:08 am

A roving pop-up bar that traveled around in a yellow Volkswagen minibus is now officially parked on the Lower East Side. Double Chicken Please, the cocktail bar concept from Huey Chang (Raku, Kura), Faye Chen, and Angel’s Share alum Gn Chan, is now serving at 115 Allen Street. The former home of Hill & Dale. […]

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Davidovich Bakery Opens New Bakery on Clinton Street

Last modified November 16, 2020 at 10:13 am

Davidovich Bakery is no longer just a stall in the Essex Market. Nor a counter in the Blue Moon Hotel. The twenty-two-year-old business recently expanded in a big way with a standalone brick-and-mortar bakery. It took the spot previously occupied by Bricia on Clinton Street, and opened a few weeks ago. Founded in 1998 as […]

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