Food

The Ten Bells Rings in New Bushwick Bar

Posted September 16, 2021 at 5:08 am

The Ten Bells is ringing in a new outpost – this time, not on the Lower East Side, but in Brooklyn. Bushwick, specifically. The natural wine bar has taken over a space that previously housed a Breaking Bad-themed coffee shop, Walter’s Coffee Roastery. The OG at 247 Broome Street is still alive and kicking, though […]

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Graffiti Sheathed Burger King on Delancey Street Looks Burned Out [Updated]

Last modified September 17, 2021 at 7:41 am

Don’t call it a BK bust just yet. The Burger King on Delancey Street continues its devolution, but we are assured it remains operational. Despite its looks. Enveloped in graffiti and plywood boards for the majority of the pandemic (owing thanks to a car that landed inside the restaurant) the fast food joint had nevertheless […]

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Bay Area Export ‘Beloved Cafe’ Aims to Serve by Month End on Allen Street

Posted September 15, 2021 at 5:01 am

The Lower East Side will soon be flowing with golden milk. Beloved Cafe – a San Francisco-based vegan eatery and juice bar – is headed to 196 Allen Street. As previously reported, the new location is the first expansion for the company beyond its Bay Area environs. Ownership promises that the new cafe is to […]

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Economy Candy Rebounds with New Store Layout

Posted September 14, 2021 at 5:03 am

Economy Candy officially returned from the pandemic sidelines with a block party and fresh store layout. The celebration involved the Big Gay Ice Cream truck outside 108 Rivington Street, and Gotham chocolates parked inside doling free samples. In the remodel, the store did not lose any of its old-school-warehouse-meets-Willy-Wonka charm. And it’s now substantially easier […]

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Hester Street Fair Revived, Trades LES for Pier 17

Posted September 3, 2021 at 5:09 am

The Hester Street Fair is once again, alive and well, albeit in new digs. This Labor Day weekend marks the reopening of the fair; no longer on its namesake Lower East Side street, but instead holding court at the Seaport’s Pier 17. Earlier this year, the Seward Park Co-op board announced it was replacing the […]

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Economy Candy Returns with Labor Day Weekend Bonanza

Posted September 3, 2021 at 5:07 am

It’s back! After staying afloat during the pandemic, this weekend marks the grand reopening of Economy Candy. To celebrate, owners Skye and Michell Cohen planned special events throughout the Labor Day weekend for candy lovers. Each day will feature different free chocolate samples (FINE & RAW from Brooklyn, Gotham Chocolates, Goodio from Finland and Tony’s […]

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Kinkys Dessert Bar is the Newest Naughty Neighbor on Orchard Street

Posted September 1, 2021 at 5:00 am

A former Hell Square gallery will soon become a sex-driven dessert shop. Kinkys Dessert Bar is probably what you think it is. The establishment will tantalize tastebuds with sexualized desserts. The business also seeks a beer-wine license, and is slated to appear before Community Board 3 this month for the advisory approval. The Kinkys climax […]

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Bagel Boss Debuts Latest Outpost at Former OddFellows on East Houston

Last modified August 20, 2021 at 1:09 pm

On Tuesday, long-standing local chain, Bagel Boss, debuted its latest outpost – the Little Italy storefront previously occupied by Oddfellows ice cream shop on the corner of East Houston and Mott Streets. Bagel Boss owner-manager, Alex, tells us that it’s been busy since opening day. But that their launch came with a bit of an […]

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Proprietor of Pado to Open Korean Spot at Former Meatball Shop on Stanton Street

Posted August 18, 2021 at 5:04 am

Dormant for some eighteen months, the Lower East Side storefront previously occupied by the Meatball Shop is finally reanimated. But a restaurant with an altogether different menu. City records indicate that the former operators of Pado – the Second Avenue sushi joint that closed last October – intend to impart a reservation-only Korean restaurant at […]

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This Sprawling Hester Street Dining Shed has HVAC Hookup

Posted August 16, 2021 at 5:03 am

Pandemic-era dining sheds are veering from the initial purpose, now becoming fully-fledged outdoor dining rooms. Some more brazen than others, like the one at Izakaya on East Fourth Street which briefly flirted with a mezzanine level. Ambition is in the curbside air. Restaurants are now installing HVAC systems – mainly window units – in order […]

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