Food

Forgtmenot Family Remodels and Reopens Sherman’s on Division Street

Last modified February 22, 2019 at 11:06 am

For the last several months, Sherman’s on Division Street had favored its popular catering over serving the in-store crowd. But all that recently changed. Three months of interior remodeling resulted in a reboot that just launched last night. You’ll recall that the crew behind Forgtmenot opened Sherman’s – named for the longtime shoe store it […]

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Chinatown Dessert Shop ‘Bonsai Kakigori’ Announces Hell Square Push

Posted February 20, 2019 at 5:07 am

A Chinatown dessert shop is branching out, and will soon open a satellite in Hell Square. Bonsai Kakigori recently taped teaser signage to the windows of 100 Stanton Street, former home of the popular El Rey cafe. This Hell Square location is the first foray into brick-and-mortar for the company, which currently operates at the […]

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Five Years Vacant, Preserve 24 Space Gets a 99-Cent Pizzeria

Posted February 20, 2019 at 5:03 am

With a fully renovated property at the corner of East Houston and Allen Streets, landlord-developer Serge Hoyda already added two new food groups – gyros and pizza. The 99-cent pizza place, situated around the corner from Rosario’s and Una Pizza Napoletana, takes a bite out of floor area previously occupied by Preserve 24. The takeout […]

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The ‘New Stand’ is Finally Ready to Take the Bowery

Last modified February 19, 2019 at 8:41 am

June 2017 It’s been almost three years since Patricia Field retired her Bowery fashion boutique and quietly relocated to Seward Park. While a replacement was ultimately found a year thereafter, mum has largely been the narrative at 306 Bowery. Until now. The so-called New Stand, which inked a ten-year deal on the 6,700 square-foot retail […]

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‘Esther & Carol’ Goes Dark After Less than 2 Years on the Bowery

Posted February 19, 2019 at 5:02 am

Esther & Carol had lofty goals for the southwest corner of Bowery and Broome. Barely two years after opening, the restaurant is now dark. Esther & Carol occupied a large swath of the Sohotel corner (the former Bacchanal), and was split in thirds – full service dining room, casual takeout window, and basement lounge with […]

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Cajun Quietly Comes to Hell Square with ‘Parish NYC’

Posted February 15, 2019 at 5:08 am

Out of nowhere, this new Cajun spot for Hell Square. Parish debuted last month at 146 Orchard Street. The arrival of Parish (the word for “county” in Louisiana) comes on the heels of Butcher Bar, the Astoria-based barbecue bar that shuttered back in September after little more than a year. According to its mission statement […]

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Where Sugar was, ‘Empire Gyro’ will Open on Monday

Posted February 13, 2019 at 5:03 am

After months of construction (and related delays) at the corner of East Houston and Allen Streets, Empire Gyro is finally ready to start serving the Lower East Side. The 24-hour fast-food restaurant will host the requisite friends and family event this Saturday. Grand opening to the public is next Monday (February 18), two months after […]

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Brigitte Closes (Again) 3 Months After Remodeling

Posted February 12, 2019 at 5:05 am

Well, that didn’t last long at all. The rebooted version of Brigitte, which had been closed for much of last summer undergoing renovations, is down for the count. Again. Brigitte reopened this past November, and promised “something great,” but instead foundered less than three months later. The establishment is now dark. A reader opines that […]

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‘Sage Kitchen’ Heads to the Bowery Next Month with Restaurant Marketplace

Posted February 6, 2019 at 5:04 am

Popular local catering company, Sage Kitchen, announced yesterday its plans for a new brick-and-mortar establishment on the Bowery. The five-year-old catering company recently took the vacated storefront at 352 Bowery for its venture, which includes both a fast-casual restaurant and complementary “lifestyle marketplace” with its specialized groceries. (Until last month, this space previously housed the […]

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‘Le Turtle’ Goes Under After 3 Years on Chrystie Street

Posted February 5, 2019 at 5:04 am

Le Turtle is no more. The popular French-American restaurant at the southeast corner of Chrystie and Rivington Streets shuttered at the end of January after just over three years in business. A sign on the window announces the news, yet teases “more announcements soon.” Le Turtle launched at 177 Chrystie Street in December 2015. The […]

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