Food

CB3 Appears Receptive to BID Involvement in Liquor Licensing, Despite Vehement Community Opposition

Last modified November 15, 2018 at 1:19 pm

Should local business improvement districts have a hand in the liquor license process? Last week, the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 heard a proposal by the Lower East Side Partnership that would see the business improvement district insert itself into the liquor license application process. Needless to say, the appearance on the agenda caused […]

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‘There’ is Here on Orchard Street

Posted November 13, 2018 at 5:03 am

With a name that could evoke an Abbott and Costello gag, There is now here on Orchard Street. There takes the space formerly occupied by Red Compass, and focuses on a menu of “Asian fusion” fare. The establishment, which opened a few weeks ago, occupies both the sub-grade storefront and the questionably legal rear-yard enclosure. […]

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The Spam Burger is Coming to Orchard Street with ‘Tsismis’

Posted November 12, 2018 at 5:04 am

The first Filipino restuarant for Orchard Street is still happening. In fact, it’s nearing debut. Initially conceived as “Burgers and Chismis,” the concept took space at 143 Orchard Street and will offer a menu of eats like Spam burgers, a crispy pork knuckle sandwich with pickled enoki mushroom, chicken and pork belly adobo, and pickled […]

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Zenchai Tea Cafe on Rivington Street Calls it Quits

Posted November 12, 2018 at 5:03 am

Matcha tea might be all the rage these days, but the hype apparently wasn’t enough to sustain this Hell Square tea room. Zenchai Cafe, which specialized in Matcha, just called it quits the other day after spending a brief sixteen months at 94 Rivington Street. Ownership announced the news with a handwritten letter affixed to […]

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Clinton Street Baking Co. Expands with New Stall at Dumbo Food Hall

Posted November 9, 2018 at 5:08 am

Time Out magazine is opening a massive food hall in Dumbo next spring, and with it, a gaggle of food vendors. Including an appearance by Lower East Side brunch favorite, Clinton Street Baking Co. It’s an expansion in kind with its popularity. Clinton Street Baking will occupy a solo stall inside the two-level, 22,000 square-foot […]

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LES School Raising Money to Buy Turkeys for its Students in Need

Posted November 8, 2018 at 5:09 am

This Thanksgiving, the PTA at P.S. 140 Nathan Straus School is giving back to the neighborhood. They’ve set a goal to provide 100 turkeys for students and their families in need for the upcoming holiday. The Ridge Street school reportedly has one of the highest rates of attendees from low-income families in the city, of […]

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Orchard Street’s Claw Daddy’s Expands to Brooklyn

Posted November 7, 2018 at 5:07 am

Five years into its Hell Square tenure, Claw Daddy’s recently expanded its reach to Brooklyn. The Cajun-style restaurant opened a second location in the Boerum Hill neighborhood, not too far from the Barclays Center. Much like the five-year-old Lower East Side location – headquartered in the base of the Sixty LES hotel – the restaurant […]

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‘Cup & Saucer’ Returning (Next) to its Former Home on Canal Street

Posted November 7, 2018 at 5:00 am

Against all odds, word on the street is that Cup & Saucer is returning to the Lower East Side! Not only that, the luncheonette parked itself directly next door to its decades-old home at the northwest corner of Eldridge and Canal Streets. An informant on the block tells us that the Cup & Saucer reboot is […]

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Oliver Zabar’s ‘Devon’ Debuts on Broome Street Tomorrow

Posted November 6, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Zabar family finally made it to the Lower East Side. Oliver Zabar – Eli’s son and a former manager of Eli’s Night Shift on the Upper East Side – is behind this bar-restaurant, which serves a menu “elevated American bar food with French influence.” (Ken Addington is a consulting chef on the project.) As for vibes, […]

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Another Coffee Shop ‘Rises’ on Delancey Street

Posted November 2, 2018 at 5:05 am

Delancey Street just welcomed another coffee counter. RISE Brewing Company opened its flagship java joint this week in the space formerly occupied by Goa Taco (next to Grey Lady). The business has been operating a coffee stand in one form or another on the Lower East Side for the last couple years. First on Stanton Street, then […]

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