Food

Cafe Petisco Owner Partners in ‘Michaeli Bakery’ on Division Street

Last modified May 7, 2019 at 1:27 pm

Cafe Petisco won’t let a temporary closure rain on its parade. The locals restaurant on the perimeter of Seward Park revealed that its owner is a partner in a new bakery concept days from debut on Division Street. Dubbed Michaeli Bakery, the business is from pastry chef-owner Adir Michaeli, and will “stay on the sweet […]

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You Have Until Sunday to Say Goodbye to the Old Essex Street Market

Posted May 3, 2019 at 5:00 am

You only have a few more days to shop the Essex Street Market as it was. Then comes the wrecking ball. This Sunday, the seventy-nine-year-old brick headquarters will close its doors forever. Two weeks later, on May 18, the Market is to reopen across Delancey Street, inside the 26-story Essex Crossing development called The Essex. […]

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Local 138 Closes, Begins Renovating New Orchard Street Bar

Posted May 1, 2019 at 5:04 am

Hell Square dive bar, Local 138, closed down its longtime home on Ludlow Street this past Saturday night. It had been located at the namesake Ludlow Street address since opening in 1996. Since the announcement of the closure and impending move in January, work has been underway on the second coming. The new Local 138 […]

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‘San Loco’ Eyes East Village Return

Posted April 30, 2019 at 5:10 am

It was two years ago that an exorbitant rent hike forced the original San Loco from their East Village perch after a three-decade run on Second Avenue. The larger sister restaurant remained on Stanton Street to pick up the slack; as did outer-borough locations (until recently). Now, the long-running “gringo mex” taqueria is more than […]

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‘Il Mattone’ is Opening a Lower East Side Pizzeria

Posted April 30, 2019 at 5:00 am

From falafel to pizza to burgers, and back to pizza again. Such is the trajectory of retail life at 147 East Houston. You may have noticed the complete transformation of the commercial storefront at Eldridge and East Houston. This particular space has been on and off the market several times in recent years. Even while […]

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Eli and Oliver Zabar Opening New Broome Street Bakery Alongside ‘Devon’

Posted April 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

A new Zabar-backed bakery endeavor is set to open on the Lower East Side. Oliver Zabar, who currently owns and operates Devon on Broome Street, is poised to inaugurate the as-yet-unnamed bakery beside the newcomer restaurant. He and father Eli Zabar have been working together on the concept, and plan to launch at 254 Broome […]

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Black Seed Bagels will Reopen on Elizabeth Street Next Month

Posted April 25, 2019 at 5:09 am

One month after an early-morning fire ripped through the original Black Seed Bagels in Little Italy, the business is on the mend. And might reopen sooner than initially expected. As in next month. On March 7, a fire sparked on-premise and knocked out the whole bagel operation. Firefighters were successful in extinguishing the blaze and […]

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Tsaôcaa & Bào Bubble Tea Spot Opens on Ludlow Street

Posted April 25, 2019 at 5:05 am

Three months after the Thai ice creamery, Juicy Spot, faded from Ludlow Street, another snack shop is now operational. This time, the M.O. is all things bubble tea. Tsaôcaa & Bào recently opened at 109 Ludlow, just north of Delancey Street. It describes itself as a bubble tea business that “strives for ultimate freshness and […]

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New Essex Street Market Sets Opening Date at Essex Crossing [Updated]

Last modified April 24, 2019 at 3:25 pm

Seventy-nine is a momentous age for the Essex Street Market. Now, more than five years in the making, the Lower East Side institution opened by Mayor LaGuardia in 1940 is finally ready to cross Delancey. The date for its opening at Essex Crossing has been set. Mark the calendar for Monday morning, May 13. In […]

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‘Bonsai Kakigori’ Dessert Shop Opens on Stanton Street this Week

Posted April 22, 2019 at 5:08 am

For Bonsai Kakigori, the three-month buildout period is hastily concluding. The Japanese dessert shop is planning to open its doors to Hell Square this weekend. Co-founded by Gaston Becherano and Theo Friedman, Bonsai Kakigori is a sweets spot centered around the history and culture of the namesake dessert (with roots that date back to the […]

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