Food

78 People Caught Flouting Social Distancing Rules at Bowery Karaoke Bar

Posted September 28, 2020 at 5:07 am

A karaoke bar on the Bowery was busted by the Sheriff’s office Friday night for violating COVID-19 social distancing regulations. According to a report in Gothamist, seventy-eight people were spotted inside K-One Karaoke Bar at 97 Bowery eating and drinking at about 2:30am on Saturday morning. No distancing or masks. Sheriff Joe Fucito, head of […]

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It Appears Max Fish is Selling Rebooted Orchard Street Bar

Posted September 28, 2020 at 5:00 am

For the second time in years, obituaries are to be written for a Lower East Side classic. Max Fish, which defied the odds to reopen in a new location, might close down all over again. The first evidence of what’s to transpire here on Orchard Street is an application for a new liquor license at […]

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Fridays Under $40: Scared with a Sandwich

Last modified September 25, 2020 at 8:48 pm

In our Friday column, “Fridays Under $40,” Boogie writer Sara Graham again hits the streets to find cheap eats and affordable things to do during these weird times. In this edition, we’re staying inside for under $40. After I returned from a trip to Delaware to see my parents for the first time in almost […]

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Adda Hitmakers to Open Dhamaka in the Essex Market

Posted September 23, 2020 at 5:07 am

The team behind critically acclaimed Indian restaurants Rahi and Adda is finally ready to debut their newest venture. Dhamaka joins the new Essex Market as a next generation vendor-restaurant. Owner Roni Mazumdar and partner Chintan Pandya will introduce a menu of everyday Indian foods, such as meat served on the bone and fish served whole. […]

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Get a Piece of Mission Chinese Food Before it Closes

Posted September 21, 2020 at 5:03 am

Mission Chinese Food is permanently closing its flagship restaurant on the Lower East Side, as previously reported. It lasted nearly six years on East Broadway before coronavirus imposed the business, like so many others. And now Mission is selling off some of its furnishings and ephemera with a stoop sale today. Items include restaurant equipment and […]

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‘Sour Mouse’ Game Hall Launches on Delancey Street Next Week

Last modified September 21, 2020 at 4:09 pm

Six months delayed due to the coronavirus lockdown, a basement game hall is finally set to open on the Lower East Side. Headquartered beneath 110 Delancey Street (former home of discount retailer Rainbow), Sour Mouse relies on bar games with the hope of “revitalize community” in the neighborhood. To that end, the establishment boasts billiards, shuffleboard, […]

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Mission Chinese to Shutter East Broadway Restaurant Due to Coronavirus Challenges

Posted September 18, 2020 at 5:00 am

Mission Chinese Food, the popular Nuevo-Chinese restaurant, is to close its flagship Lower East Side location at the end of the month. In a lengthy missive posted to Instagram, chef-owner Danny Bowien explained the challenge of operating during pandemic times and the ultimate decision to close. “We faced the difficult decision as a business to […]

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Chinese Rice Noodle Cart Returns to Rutgers Street

Last modified September 17, 2020 at 6:59 am

Rice noodles returned to Rutgers Street last week for the first time since the pandemic sidelined the business. Now, more than six months later, the popular food cart is back on its perch. Still positioned outside Wu’s Wonton King. The Rice Noodle Cart has been in operation for over twenty years. It’s a cheap (and […]

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Ray’s Bar on Rivington Benefits from City’s Latest ‘Open Street’

Last modified September 16, 2020 at 9:20 am

Another Lower East Side street is now closed off to traffic on weekends for outdoor dining, Mayor de Blasio announced last Friday. Celebrity-owned (Justin Theroux) Ray’s Bar is the “host” for the road closure of Rivington Street between Chrystie and the Bowery. This outdoor dining initiative, launched by de Blasio back in June to allow […]

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The First Bowling Alley on the Lower East Side Opens Tomorrow at Essex Crossing

Posted September 15, 2020 at 5:03 am

The day has finally come. Starting tomorrow afternoon, the Lower East Side will boast a bowling alley at Essex Crossing. The Gutter L.E.S., the area offshoot of the Long Island City original, is opening in the basement of the condoplex at 242 Broome Street. As part of the operation, the bowling alley will have above-ground […]

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