Food

Tre on Ludlow Street Returns Next Month with New Chef

Posted April 21, 2021 at 5:01 am

The following guest post was written by Bowery Boogie reader Colton Moore. Tre, the locals Italian restaurant on Ludlow Street, is set to reopen on Saturday, May 1. It’s the first time back open since the pandemic-related sidelining in December. Returning diners will be surprised (and treated) to a new menu; rather than offering full […]

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Opposition Mounts Against Public Hotel Garden Revamp on Chrystie Street

Posted April 19, 2021 at 5:04 am

The 28-story Public Hotel hopes to reconfigure its garden area along Chrystie Street. Neighbors are not having it. Posters in the immediate vicinity display the opposition to the liquor license modification. Claiming that the new garden format would be an “open air eating and drinking playground for the rich.” According to materials submitted to the […]

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Friedman’s to Open Grand Street Eatery Later this Month

Posted April 14, 2021 at 5:01 am

Another dining option is one small step from opening in Seward Park. Word on the street is that Friedman’s, the comfort food, is to open its newest location sometime within the next month. Still no word on an exact launch, though. Meanwhile, the restaurant installed its canopy signage at 357 Grand this week. In addition, […]

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The Slipper Room to Reopen for Variety Shows April 23

Posted April 8, 2021 at 5:07 am

With city and state restrictions on venues gradually relaxing, performance venues are trickling back to life. Here on the Lower East Side, the latest to resume its nighttime entertainment is the Slipper Room. The self-proclaimed “Palace of Variety” announced its return to the fray with variety shows starting April 23. It’s been a yearlong slumber […]

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Tacombi Expands with Forest Hills Taqueria

Posted April 7, 2021 at 5:00 am

Popular taco chain, Tacombi, continues its expansion streak this year with another outer-borough location in Queens. A Boogie reader tells us that Tacombi just put up plywood outside a store on Austin Street in Forest Hills. News of its arrival near the Tennis Stadium – the second Queens location behind Long Island City – arrives […]

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Gaia Cafe is Gone, but Namesake Chef is Busy Cooking for her Customers

Posted April 6, 2021 at 5:02 am

The beloved Gaia Italian Cafe shuttered last July after nine years on East Houston, one of scores of eateries that closed due to complications from coronavirus. However, its namesake chef didn’t stop. No, Gaia Bagnasacco is very much still active, sating fans’ appetites with her home cooking. As previously reported, the search remains in play […]

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‘Mictlan Mexico’ to Replace Fat Radish on Orchard Street

Posted April 5, 2021 at 5:02 am

The Orchard Street storefront previously occupied by Fat Radish didn’t stay vacant long. Seven months after its closure due to fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, a replacement is underway. Coming soon to 17 Orchard is a new Mexican restaurant by the hand of Natalin Perez, who currently operates Haab out in Brooklyn. Mictlan Mexico, as […]

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The Pyramid Club Shutters After 42 Years on Avenue A

Posted April 2, 2021 at 5:05 am

The Pyramid Club, the legendary alt venue in Alphabet City that influenced the drag, gay, and punk scenes in the eighties, is the latest commercial victim of the coronavirus pandemic. It will not return, thus capping 42 years of partying at 101 Avenue A. Like the countless bars and restaurants across the city, the Pyramid […]

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Owner of the Wayland Headed to Canal Street with ‘Lula’

Posted April 2, 2021 at 5:04 am

The northeast corner of Ludlow and Canal Streets is again up for grabs, thus concluding a string of successive nightlife concepts over the last few years. And the latest suitor is one with an East Village pedigree. The one-and-a-half-year-old events space and wine bar by Convivium Catering ultimately didn’t survive the pandemic. Now, the owner […]

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Smorgasburg Takes Over from Hester Street Fair

Posted April 2, 2021 at 5:02 am

The Seward Park Co-op on Wednesday announced to its shareholders the entity to replace the Hester Street Fair. The housing complex, which owns the backside lot facing Essex Street, ultimately chose Smorgasburg as the operator. The company behind the behemoth market – Flea Industries – will impart the “Hester Flea,” beginning Saturdays later this month. […]

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