Food

Sushisamba Vet Opening ‘Douzo’ Sushi Spot on Delancey Street

Posted March 4, 2019 at 5:09 am

From java to Japanese, such is the storyline at 65 Delancey Street. It is here, in the former home of the Berkli Parc Cafe that the owner of Lucky Cat, and onetime SushiSamba chef, is angling to open a new sushi spot called Douzo. According to the questionnaire sent to Community Board 3 for liquor […]

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Vacant Ludlow Lot Paved, but ‘Schaller & Weber’ Won’t Follow

Posted March 1, 2019 at 5:03 am

The overgrown Ludlow Street lot made famous by Banksy almost six years ago is now tamed. Wednesday morning, the uneven ground at 159 Ludlow was resurfaced. Now at grade, the long-dormant parcel is ready for its next chapter. But it’ll be without the Schaller & Weber food truck. The market and butcher business, founded on […]

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The Lower East Side Gains Another Chain with new ‘Checkers’ Location

Posted February 27, 2019 at 5:06 am

Checkers, the national fast food chain is cozying up with the Lower East Side. A new franchise location, its first in the area, is underway at the base of the Smith Houses. Boogie reader Marsha Jackson snapped a photo of 23 St. James Place, the former home of the Multi Tastes Diner. That establishment shuttered […]

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‘Chamusca’ Now Serving Seafood in Hell Square

Posted February 26, 2019 at 5:04 am

Hell Square now has seafood. The narrow, fast-casual eatery, Chamusca, debuted at 92 Rivington a couple weeks ago. The opening came nearly two years after we first announced its arrival. They have daily raw bar happy hour deals, as well as a menu with fish tacos, fried rice bowls, and a $50 seafood tower. Chamusca […]

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Bi-level Mediterranean Nightspot Tries for Preserve 24 Space

Posted February 26, 2019 at 5:04 am

Looks like we may have spoken too soon. While a cheap pizza place took a slice of its former floor area, the Preserve 24 space is still fielding suitors. Word on the street is that nightlife impresario Alon Jibli is next in the long line of applicants for the bi-level space at East Houston and […]

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Forgtmenot Family Remodels and Reopens Sherman’s on Division Street

Last modified February 22, 2019 at 11:06 am

For the last several months, Sherman’s on Division Street had favored its popular catering over serving the in-store crowd. But all that recently changed. Three months of interior remodeling resulted in a reboot that just launched last night. You’ll recall that the crew behind Forgtmenot opened Sherman’s – named for the longtime shoe store it […]

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Chinatown Dessert Shop ‘Bonsai Kakigori’ Announces Hell Square Push

Posted February 20, 2019 at 5:07 am

A Chinatown dessert shop is branching out, and will soon open a satellite in Hell Square. Bonsai Kakigori recently taped teaser signage to the windows of 100 Stanton Street, former home of the popular El Rey cafe. This Hell Square location is the first foray into brick-and-mortar for the company, which currently operates at the […]

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Five Years Vacant, Preserve 24 Space Gets a 99-Cent Pizzeria

Posted February 20, 2019 at 5:03 am

With a fully renovated property at the corner of East Houston and Allen Streets, landlord-developer Serge Hoyda already added two new food groups – gyros and pizza. The 99-cent pizza place, situated around the corner from Rosario’s and Una Pizza Napoletana, takes a bite out of floor area previously occupied by Preserve 24. The takeout […]

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The ‘New Stand’ is Finally Ready to Take the Bowery

Last modified February 19, 2019 at 8:41 am

June 2017 It’s been almost three years since Patricia Field retired her Bowery fashion boutique and quietly relocated to Seward Park. While a replacement was ultimately found a year thereafter, mum has largely been the narrative at 306 Bowery. Until now. The so-called New Stand, which inked a ten-year deal on the 6,700 square-foot retail […]

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‘Esther & Carol’ Goes Dark After Less than 2 Years on the Bowery

Posted February 19, 2019 at 5:02 am

Esther & Carol had lofty goals for the southwest corner of Bowery and Broome. Barely two years after opening, the restaurant is now dark. Esther & Carol occupied a large swath of the Sohotel corner (the former Bacchanal), and was split in thirds – full service dining room, casual takeout window, and basement lounge with […]

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