Food

Michelin-Star Chef Bringing Omakase to Former Black Tap on Ludlow Street

Posted January 17, 2020 at 5:00 am

From shakes to sushi. After the epic bomb that was Black Tap, 177 Ludlow Street is now taking a more upscale tack. Omakase, which is Japanese dining for the ultra-luxe set. Real Estate Weekly has the scoop, reporting that a new mystery tenant, who currently owns and operates eight restaurants in New York and Tokyo, […]

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‘Karvouna’ Evicted from the Bowery After Less than a Year

Posted January 16, 2020 at 5:05 am

Restaurants can’t seem to make it work at 241 Bowery. The latest entrant, Karvouna Mezze, just joined the growing list of failures at this address. The City Marshal paid a visit to the restaurant and shut it down. All told, Karvouna lasted barely one year. Partners Dimitris Vlahakis, Wei Chen, and Chef Giuseppe Scalco (Merakia […]

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On Ludlow Street, ‘Burger People’ Picks up Where Mikey’s Left Off

Posted January 16, 2020 at 5:00 am

For those who missed Mikey’s Burger on Ludlow Street, the original owner is back with more of the same. Burger People opened shop at 134 Ludlow earlier this week. The room itself has been lightly updated with a new luncheonette feel. The menu has everything you would expect – burgers, franks, fries, and milkshakes. Owner […]

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First Look at Uncle Boons Offshoot ‘Thai Diner’ on Kenmare

Last modified January 14, 2020 at 7:41 am

Critics’ downtown favorite Uncle Boons is on the precipice of expansion. Southbound and down. Its Thai Diner offshoot is almost ready to go at 186 Mott Street. Word on the street is any day now. Initial target opening had been October 2019. Now, it’s anyone’s guess. Meanwhile, storefront itself – previously home to short-lived The […]

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Gouie NY Principal Takes Lalito Space on Bayard

Posted January 13, 2020 at 5:06 am

When Winnie’s karaoke dive departed its original Bayard Street home in 2015, Lalo was quick to capitalize. Elements of El Rey (chef Gerardo Gonzalez) and Dudley’s (Mateusz Lilpop and Ben dos Remedios) later imparted the Mexican-Cali concept called Lalo. (Winnie’s eventually found a new home on East Broadway three years ago.) Now the life cycle […]

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That Bumble Wine Bar isn’t Coming to Prince Street, After All

Posted January 10, 2020 at 5:03 am

Turns out Bumble won’t be opening a coffee-wine bar in Little Italy, after all. A landlord representative from 47 Prince Street disputed our story this week, and noted that Bumble is apparently no longer poised to open its 70-seat Brew concept. Even though the popular dating app previously signed the lease on the space, and […]

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No More ‘Jian Xin’ for Allen Street

Posted January 8, 2020 at 5:03 am

Still with its grand opening banner straddling the storefront marquee, Jiang Xin Fan Tuan on Allen Street is no more. Now, if ever there was, this is a lesson in contradiction – the leasing signage hangs just below the launch proclamation. Yet, this snack shop was a contradiction from the get-go last April, billing itself […]

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Big Apple Removed from Atop Prince Street as Bumble Dating App Readies New ‘Brew’ Bar

Last modified January 9, 2020 at 10:52 am

[Updated below] Nearly two years after Miss Paradis announced “renovations” and shut down altogether, its token rooftop apple is gone. The enormous fruit atop 47 Prince Street came down shortly before the holidays in anticipation of Bumble Brew, the dating app’s foray into nightlife. Team Charlie Bird (i.e. Delicious Hospitality) is behind this corporate collaboration, […]

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Square Pizza Shuts Down After 6 Years on Clinton Street

Posted January 6, 2020 at 5:06 am

For nearly two decades, a pizza parlor of some kind has operated at 201 Clinton Street. But now the ovens are cold and silent. Square Pizza recently ended its run, capping a nearly six-year tenure for the business. The gates are drawn, albeit without any announcement to customers. Phone calls are also greeted with a strange […]

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Lost Lease Ends Zum Schneider’s 20-Year Reign on Avenue C

Posted January 2, 2020 at 5:09 am

Come February, Alphabet City will be without its longtime Biergarten. Zum Schneider – anchoring 107 Avenue C for twenty years – will pack up and move elsewhere. Apparently, the landlord, listed as 229 East 7th Street HFDC, decided not to renew the lease of the popular beer hall and restaurant. (The landlord unsuccessfully attempted to […]

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