Food

Bagatelle Managers Seek ‘Highlife’ for the Bowery

Posted December 9, 2019 at 5:08 am

GupShup owner Jimmy Rizvi isn’t headed to the Bowery, after all. His bid for another Indian restaurant at 245 Bowery failed this fall. Rizvi’s application for full liquor was heard by Community Board 3 back in September, but was instructed to return as the application was incomplete and further outreach needed. His no-show one month […]

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Croman’s Amato Opera Building on the Bowery Welcomes ‘Kissaki’ Sushi Next Month

Posted December 6, 2019 at 5:05 am

The onetime Amato Opera on the Bowery – renovated and upscaled years ago – will get a high-end sushi restaurant called Kissaki. Eater reported this week that former Gaijin chef-owner Mark Garcia is behind the 26-seat Omakase venture at 319 Bowery. The Omakase menu will cost $160 for twelve pieces of Nigiri and four kaiseki-style […]

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‘Peasant’ to Stay on Elizabeth Street Under Chef Marc Forgione

Posted December 5, 2019 at 5:08 am

So, it turns out that Peasant will remain on Elizabeth Street, after all. But under new ownership. One month ago, we reported that founding chef-owner Frank DeCarlo reportedly decided against renewal. An apparent change of heart unfolded in the interim… The New York Times this week disclosed that DeCarlo sold the business to Marc Forgione, […]

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Burlesque Bar ‘Mister French’ Takes Over Former Rebelle on the Bowery

Posted December 3, 2019 at 5:04 am

A burlesque bar is coming to the Bowery courtesy of a celebrity chef. Iron Chef contestant David Burke is launching Mister French this week at 218 Bowery, in partnership with Redefine Hospitality. The venue takes over from Rebelle, a critics’ favorite which shuttered in 2017 after two short years in business. For the last several […]

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The Market Line Brings a Food Court to the Lower East Side

Posted November 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Market Line is finally here, the next-most ambitious component of the Essex Crossing mega-development. Opening day was Friday. When we stopped by, vendors were still rushing with the finishing touches. Walking around the basement bazaar, the vibe felt like a more “elevated” version of a mall food court. However, rather than the usual greasy, […]

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Samesa is the First Vendor Casualty in the New Essex Market

Posted November 19, 2019 at 5:09 am

Open only six months, the first vendor of the new Essex Market has gone belly up. Not one of the long-timers, though. Samesa ended its brief run earlier this month. Established by brothers Max and Eli Sussman in 2016, Samesa first announced its Lower East Side grab-and-go stall one year ago. The Middle Eastern restaurant […]

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Market Line Debuts Beneath Essex Market this Friday

Posted November 19, 2019 at 5:04 am

Come Friday, Essex Crossing hits another goal. Debut of the Market Line. There have been no official communications about the launch, but this date is two days later than participating vendors had previously communicated. (And a full season later than publicized at the Market itself.) Once fully operational, the Market Line is to occupy 150,000 […]

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Famous Hakki Opens ‘Cluck’s’ Fried Chicken Spot on Essex Street

Posted November 18, 2019 at 5:03 am

Famous pizza maker Hakki Akdeniz just unveiled his latest fast food concept. It’s chicken-focused fast food and seems poised to collect plenty of cash from weekend revelers in Hell Square. Cluck’s debuted last week at 115 Essex Street, mere steps from Hakki’s Champion Pizza. The signature menu offering here is the “chicken cone,” which is […]

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

Posted November 14, 2019 at 5:06 am

For the second year in a row, the folks at P.S. 140 Nathan Straus School are giving back to the community this Thanksgiving. This time, the PTA is doubling down, aiming to donate 200 turkeys to students and their families in need for the upcoming holiday. So far, $540 of the $4,000 goal has been […]

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At the New Metro Acres on Clinton Street, Traces of a Long Lost Supermarket

Posted November 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

Back in June, news dropped that Fine Fare would cease operations at 175 Clinton Street, and that City Acres Market was opening. Now, the transition to the locals-branded Metro Acres is nearly complete. Change abounds inside the supermarket where everything is getting a tune-up, from aisles and signage, to the product itself. Notably, though, workers […]

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