Food

‘Best Wingers’ has Flown the Coop on Delancey Street

Posted March 2, 2021 at 5:10 am

Best Wingers has flown the coop. The Lower East Side chicken joint, an offshoot of the decades-old Murray Hill restaurant, recently closed its Delancey Street location. A large lease sign currently hangs in the windows. Sum told, Best Wingers spent nigh on three years here at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge. It had signed […]

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Mi Salsa Kitchen Now Serving Cuban Cuisine on Allen Street

Posted March 2, 2021 at 5:07 am

The Lower East Side now boasts a new Cuban restaurant in its restaurant ranks. Mi Salsa Kitchen opened last week at the southeast corner of East Houston and Allen Streets, serving up self-proclaimed “authentic Cuban cuisine.” The restaurant is currently open for walk-in dining and fulfilling takeout orders. Also via Grub Hub and Seamless. Current […]

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Seward Park Now Bookended by Fast Food Crab Restaurants

Posted March 1, 2021 at 5:12 am

Crab cuisine is now du jour in the Seward Park environs, which is bookended by such fast food joints. Two seemingly identical establishments. Seafood chain Crab Du Jour planted a flag at the former La Flaca on Grand Street earlier this year, and should open in the coming days. At the same time, just a […]

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Jing Fong Waiters Urge Landlord to Reinstate Dining Room

Posted February 26, 2021 at 5:07 am

Chinatown shook to its core last weekend upon news that Jing Fong is closing down its massive dining room next week (March 7). The restaurant will continue operating as a ghost kitchen to fulfill orders for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining on its patio. They’re reportedly on a month-to-month lease. “With our drastic decline in […]

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CB3 Signals Approval of Parkside Lounge Rooftop Expansion

Posted February 25, 2021 at 5:02 am

Parkside Lounge now has official community backing for its rooftop expansion. Operating at the corner of East Houston and Attorney Streets since 1997, the bar is struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic. To alleviate, it’s headed upstairs with a plan to add seating on the rooftop of the one-story building. Co-owner Christopher Lee […]

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Doughnut Plant Heads to Saudi Arabia with Latest Expansion

Posted February 24, 2021 at 5:11 am

After surviving a three-month, pandemic-induced closure in the latter half of 2020, Doughnut Plant is pushing its business model forward. And once again, expanding overseas. The Riyadh, Saudi Arabia locale marks the eighth iteration for the Lower East Side born empire (if you count the Japan outpost), and the first for the Middle East. And […]

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‘Crab du Jour’ Hoists New Signage Above Grand Street

Posted February 24, 2021 at 5:03 am

In case you missed the small-time signage on Grand Street, Crab Du Jour is now making its presence known. The seafood chain announced its arrival on the Lower East Side in early January, but only now are the pieces really falling into place. It takes the spot left vacant by La Flaca last summer after […]

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‘The Orchard Room’ is the Max Fish Replacement on Orchard Street

Posted February 24, 2021 at 5:00 am

The Max Fish replacement on Orchard Street has an identity and pseudo opening date. The Orchard Room. According to its Instagram account, this weekend is launch. Behind the establishment are a collection of investors including the landlord and elements of the 29Monroe nightlife hospitality company. It promises “groovy vibes” and probable headaches for neighbors. Opposition […]

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Schumer Stumps for Restaurant Relief at Dirt Candy on Allen Street

Posted February 23, 2021 at 5:05 am

Senator Chuck Schumer sure loves the Lower East Side as backdrop for pushing his restaurant relief legislation on Capitol Hill. On Sunday afternoon, the Senate Majority Leader stumped at vegan eatery Dirt Candy on Allen Street, where he said 92-percent of city restaurants could not afford December rent and that many likely won’t survive another six […]

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‘Orange Glou’ Hopes to Celebrate Orange Wines at Former Broome Street Tailor Shop

Posted February 23, 2021 at 5:00 am

A former Lower East Side tailor shop is trading threads for wines. Orange Glou, a wine club service founded two years ago by sommelier Doreen Winkler, hopes to plant roots at 264 Broome Street. It seems that that this brick-and-mortar will be a shop that peddles “orange” wines, or those vintages made from grapes without […]

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