Food

‘Cup & Saucer’ Returning (Next) to its Former Home on Canal Street

Posted November 7, 2018 at 5:00 am

Against all odds, word on the street is that Cup & Saucer is returning to the Lower East Side! Not only that, the luncheonette parked itself directly next door to its decades-old home at the northwest corner of Eldridge and Canal Streets. An informant on the block tells us that the Cup & Saucer reboot is […]

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Oliver Zabar’s ‘Devon’ Debuts on Broome Street Tomorrow

Posted November 6, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Zabar family finally made it to the Lower East Side. Oliver Zabar – Eli’s son and a former manager of Eli’s Night Shift on the Upper East Side – is behind this bar-restaurant, which serves a menu “elevated American bar food with French influence.” (Ken Addington is a consulting chef on the project.) As for vibes, […]

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Another Coffee Shop ‘Rises’ on Delancey Street

Posted November 2, 2018 at 5:05 am

Delancey Street just welcomed another coffee counter. RISE Brewing Company opened its flagship java joint this week in the space formerly occupied by Goa Taco (next to Grey Lady). The business has been operating a coffee stand in one form or another on the Lower East Side for the last couple years. First on Stanton Street, then […]

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‘Sonnyboy’ Australian Cafe Headed to Rivington Street

Posted November 2, 2018 at 5:04 am

Here we go again – just a few months after Hemlock’s departure from Rivington Street, another waits in the wings. A new Australian cafe called Sonnyboy will open at 65 Rivington, beside the long-dormant Red Mango. The establishment – brought to you by the principal behind Banter on Sullivan Street – will feature a menu […]

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Three Years After its Demise, ‘Flowers Cafe’ Returns to Essex Street

Posted November 2, 2018 at 5:00 am

Flowers Cafe is sprouting once again on the Lower East Side. Three years after new development forced its demise. The mom-and-pop establishment will soon open around the corner from its longtime Grand Street headquarters. Teaser signage arrived in the windows of 39 Essex Street, heralding the imminent arrival of Flowers Cafe on the Go. (Grace […]

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Lower East Side Partnership Seeks More Active Role in Area Liquor Licenses

Posted November 1, 2018 at 5:03 am

It appears as though the Lower East Side Partnership is looking to influence the liquor license process on the local level. The business improvement district will present a policy proposal to Community Board 3 next week that would grant it the ability to pre-screen full liquor license applications that go before the advisory body each […]

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Big Showing for Lower East Side in Michelin Bib Gourmands 2019

Posted November 1, 2018 at 5:02 am

On Tuesday, Michelin announced the winners of the 2019 Bib Gourmand, essentially a “consolation prize list” for those restaurants that didn’t receive a star rating. It’s an award “reserved for a select number of restaurants rated by Michelin’s team of anonymous food inspectors, denoting establishments where diners can enjoy a great meal for a good […]

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‘Schaller & Weber’ Hopes to Park Food Trucks in Vacant Ludlow Street Lot

Posted October 31, 2018 at 12:05 pm

The dormant Ludlow Street lot popularized by Banksy five years ago, which continues to showcase unique murals, might soon attract the foodie crowd. Schaller & Weber, the butcher founded on the Upper East Side in 1937 by namesakes Ferdinand Schaller and Tony Weber, hopes to park a Schaller Stube food truck in the empty lot. […]

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Three Months Later, ‘Brigitte’ Remains Shuttered

Posted October 26, 2018 at 5:02 am

Brigitte celebrated a year on Canal Street last month by remaining closed for business. The French-inspired nightspot shuttered in mid-July after less than a year at the corner of Ludlow. The closure followed closely after former partner Scott Alling passed away back in May. The messaging in the aftermath of our story was that Brigitte […]

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Zhen Wei Fang Gets Going at Former Congee Bowery Space

Last modified October 25, 2018 at 8:59 am

For the second time in as many years, the folks behind Congee Bowery are switching it up. Yet keeping it in the family. You’ll recall that Congee Bowery transitioned to Hot Pot Village in the summer of 2017. Now, just over a year later, a grand opening celebration is underway for Zhen Wei Fang. The […]

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