Food

Pho Grand Reopens After Months-Long Hiatus

Posted November 4, 2019 at 5:06 am

The summertime hiatus is finally over for Pho Grand. The Vietnamese restaurant reopened on Grand Street yesterday. The months-long break was reportedly for store renovations, often a euphemism for “we’re packing up before anyone notices.” That wasn’t the case here at 277 Grand Street. And it’s unclear the real cause for closure. Pho Grand is […]

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Allen Street Mall Bathhouse Conversion to Concessions Appears Underway

Posted November 4, 2019 at 5:00 am

There is activity anew at the Allen Street Mall bathhouse, a mass transit holdover from the 1930s. Plans to convert the building into a food concession date back several years at this point. Boogie readers spotted movement inside the city relic over the weekend. Workers clearing out detritus from the rear entrance as well as […]

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Market Line Set for November 20 Debut at Essex Crossing

Posted November 1, 2019 at 5:00 am

Yet another milestone for Essex Crossing. The subterranean Market Line is a few weeks from the limelight, roughly one year later than initially communicated. Opening date for the first third of the bazaar is currently slated for November 20, as communicated to participating vendors. (We’re bearing from vendors that this is their grand opening day.) […]

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M Noodle Shop Expands with New Location on Rivington Street

Posted October 29, 2019 at 5:13 am

Promised for years, Chamusca didn’t last on Rivington Street. It recently shuttered after barely eight months in business. Now, its successor is already operational. M Noodle Shop, based in Williamsburg, opened a Lower East Side outpost at 92 Rivington last week. The restaurant serves serves an approachable mix of Shanghai street food and Chinese-American comfort […]

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Albert Trummer will Soon Open ‘La Bas’ in Grand Street Basement

Posted October 29, 2019 at 5:11 am

A notorious mixologist best known for setting his Chinatown bar-top on fire is finally opening his long-delayed Grand Street club. Apotheke vet Albert Trummer obtained his full liquor license for the basement of 324 Grand last January. Despite neighborhood protest. Now, a year later, he’s ready to talk about La Bas. Formerly named The Atelier, […]

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‘Peasant’ will Close Down After 2 Decades on Elizabeth Street [Updated]

Last modified November 5, 2019 at 2:22 pm

Come December, Peasant will be gone. Word on the street is that the lease is up at 194 Elizabeth Street, and co-owner Frank DeCarlo reportedly decided against renewal. Apparently it’s not a case of being pushed out, either. Consistently a critics’ darling, Peasant was founded in 1999 by John LaFemina and Frank DeCarlo. It initially […]

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Bengali Street Eats Opens in the Falafel Guys Spot on Rivington Street

Posted October 25, 2019 at 5:05 am

The illuminated sign hanging above the raised grate is a misnomer. The Falafel Guys did not return, but its Rivington Street space is active anew. A new entity called Bengali Street Eats picks up where the predecessor left off. The tiny storefront at 157 Rivington retained the same setup and many of the same menu […]

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Mayor Wants to School ‘Night Owls’ to Not be Drunken Idiots in Hell Square

Posted October 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

The city yesterday announced a new “common sense” etiquette campaign targeted at drunk bar-goers for the benefit of area quality-of-life. Naturally, the pilot neighborhood is Hell Square on the Lower East Side, an over-saturated entertainment zone which boasts the highest concentration of liquor licenses in the state. Dubbed “Night Owl,” the initiative will disseminate kitschy […]

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Partybus Bakeshop Officially on Essex Street; Opens End of Month

Posted October 22, 2019 at 5:07 am

The party bus is parked and ready to roll. The bakery, that is. Partybus Bakeshop is an artisanal bakery opening in the former Chinese seafood wholesaler at 31 Essex Street. Upon debut, expect a “rotating seasonal menu [of] classics including breads, pies, and cookies by using the best ingredients the north east has to offer.” […]

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Mini Rex Sober Karaoke Still Missing in Action

Posted October 22, 2019 at 5:06 am

Nearly three years later, the Mini Rex/Juicebox Heroes sober karaoke concept is still missing in action. The fall 2018 opening, and later, a targeted winter debut, did not pan out. Spring bloomed and summer sweltered and still no launch on Ludlow Street. Much of the delay, at least initially, was owed to outspoken area opposition […]

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