Food

‘Camilla’ to Bring Small Plates and Cocktails to Grand Street Cellar

Posted July 9, 2021 at 5:05 am

Mixologist Albert Trummer, the man once behind Apotheke on Doyers (and responsible for setting the bar-top alight), is no longer imparting a Grand Street cocktail den. He was to have opened something called La Bas, and even scored a liquor license. The pandemic proved a roadblock, and the establishment didn’t see the light. Now, another […]

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Delayed ‘Bumble Brew’ Buzzes into Former Spring Natural on Kenmare Street

Last modified July 9, 2021 at 4:34 am

The popular Spring Natural restaurant shuttered im January 2020 after 47 years in business. What follows in its footsteps at the Kenmare Street space is instead a corporate branding power-play. Bumble, the dating app, is again entering the physical space with a new cafe. Bumble Brew, which might sound familiar, as it’s been on the […]

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Sami & Susu Headed to Orchard Street for Standalone Restaurant

Last modified July 6, 2021 at 7:50 pm

Sami & Susu is finally breaking out with its first brick-and-mortar eatery, taking a former ice cream shop on upper Orchard Street. The Mediterranean concept – born in Brooklyn and farmed out to Ten Bells – is poised to transform the shuttered New Territories specialty ice cream joint into a standalone eatery. Sami and Susu, […]

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Report: Night Mayor Palitz Recommends 24-Hour Party Districts

Posted July 6, 2021 at 5:02 am

The Office of Nightlife and its so-called “Night Mayor,” Ariel Palitz, recommend the creation of 24-hour entertainment districts where booze flows all hours of the day. All in an attempt to woo post-pandemic tourists from competing cities that already do the same. “Everything is on the table right now,” Palitz told the New York Post […]

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Plant-Based Community Fridge Opens its Door at Essex Market

Posted July 1, 2021 at 5:03 am

As of last week, the Lower East Side now boasts a second community fridge dispensing plant-based goods. The newest addition is at the Essex Market, the 220 Broome Street entrance. The new swap stop is stocked with plant-based and organic foods, as well as canned goods. Such as Fresh Produce, Jarred Nut Butters, Whole Wheat and […]

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Mr. Fong’s Principal Looking to East Broadway for Newest Hangout

Last modified July 1, 2021 at 10:04 pm

The owner of popular party spot, Mr. Fong’s, is readying a new concept on the Lower East Side. City records show that Aisa Shelley, who also owns Oliver Coffee, plans to open an establishment geared toward “coastal Italian cuisine. He’s teaming up with Roman Grandinetti from Regina’s on Orchard. Space chosen is the former home […]

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Nightlife Impresario Travis Bass Looks to Open Cafe at Former Petisco on East Broadway

Posted June 29, 2021 at 5:00 am

Travis Bass, nightlife impresario and party maker, is breaking out on his own. Planning a new establishment on the Lower East Side. Bass is eying the former Cafe Petisco (last known as Petisco Vegano) on East Broadway for something quite similar to the predecessor. An as-yet-unnamed concept that imbibes a “European healthy restaurant.” As such, […]

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Economy Candy Plans Late-July Store Reopening

Posted June 28, 2021 at 5:00 am

Don’t call it a comeback! Economy Candy is slowly resuming its normal treats slinging operation. We’re told that a soft reopen is tentatively slated for the end of July, with a grand reopening later on this summer. In the meantime, those with a sweet tooth can still place orders for curbside pickup or nationwide shipping, […]

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Mictlan Mexico Brings Orchard Street South of the Border

Last modified June 21, 2021 at 9:34 am

There is a new taqueria on the Lower East Side. Natalin Perez, who currently operates Haab out in Brooklyn, just lifted the curtains on her new project. The fifteen-table restaurant at 17 Orchard Street, Mictlan Mexico. It takes the reins from the Fat Radish, which spent ten years serving the neighborhood before the pandemic chased […]

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The Menace of Summertime Saturday Night on Ludlow Street

Last modified June 21, 2021 at 8:06 am

With comfort levels of close-quarters partying seemingly back to pre-pandemic norms, Hell Square has rebounded in kind. Neighbors report that any quality-of-life progress gained in this sixteen square-block sector over the last few years completely evaporated. The hordes of hellraisers were out in full force again this past Saturday night. One week after a roving […]

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