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Legacy Gourmet Deli Fades from Essex Street After 7 Months

Posted February 23, 2017 at 9:45 am

The nascent Legacy Gourmet Deli didn’t spend enough time on Essex Street to leave one. Operational since last July, the bodega called it quits within the last week. Black garbage bags were placed in the windows to shield the shambles. Goods are scattered around the floor, light bulbs removed from their housings, and boxes are already […]

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Rome’s ‘Trappizino’ Street Food Makes Stateside Debut on the Lower East Side

Last modified February 23, 2017 at 7:43 am

After much hype across the blogosphere and mainstream, Trappizino finally bowed on the Lower East Side yesterday afternoon. And with it, an authentic taste of Rome’s popular street food. The idea for the namesake dish – essentially a glorified pizza pocket – was invented in 2008 by Stefano Callegari. Nearly a decade later, principals Luca Vincenzini and Nick […]

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Cocoron Soba Soft Opens its Newest Delancey Street Outpost Today

Posted February 21, 2017 at 5:02 am

The Cocoron-Goemon local empire increases by one today. Its newest noodle nook debuts this afternoon at 16 Delancey Street, a former restaurant supply shop. Ownership reached out to confirm that the so-called “Cocoron 16” is currently in soft launch mode. “It’s kind of soft open that means we offer 20 seats for the start,” ownership told […]

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The Cuban Corn Crisis on Prince Street

Posted February 17, 2017 at 9:55 am

The corner of Prince and Elizabeth Streets was noticeably quiet yesterday as Cafe Habana’s lunch patrons were met with a locked door instead of the trendy cafe’s signature Cuban grilled corn. Throughout the day, would-be patrons who normally loiter outside while waiting for tables or chomping down on corn, appeared confused at the closure. That […]

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Cocoron-Goemon Team Ready to Open 4th Location on Delancey/Kenmare Corridor

Posted February 16, 2017 at 5:06 am

It’s been more than six years since Cocoron introduced its first soba shop on Delancey Street. The cramped restaurant gained instant popularity and now counts three locations to its name including Goemon Curry. Now the mini-chain is ready for its newest outpost, adding “Noodle with Nutrition” to the block. As previously reported, a third Cocoron […]

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Xi’an Famous Foods Locks Down Bayard Street with Second Outpost on the Block

Posted February 14, 2017 at 5:11 am

Back in the spring of 2011, the Flushing-based Xi’an Famous Foods planted a flag in “Old Chinatown” at 67 Bayard Street. It’s currently deemed the “Original,” despite its former presence in the 88 East Broadway Mall (RIP). Six years later, though, and the block sees another. Xi’an Famous Foods opened a new location down the […]

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Blame Stetzer and CB3 for Hell Square Headache ‘Mazaar Lounge,’ Neighbors Argue

Posted February 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

The good news from last Monday night is that Community Board 3 voted to deny the Mazaar Lounge a renewal for its full liquor license, even if only advisory. Yet, getting to that point created a contentious situation that pitted controversial block association LES Dwellers against the District Manager Susan Stetzer and the SLA subcommittee. As the video […]

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Clinton Street Baking Company Expands with Bangkok Pancake House

Posted February 13, 2017 at 10:35 am

You can’t get much further from Clinton Street. Clinton Street Baking Company just expanded again with another international pancake house. The latest location is a two-level, seventy-seat restaurant in Bangkok, and arrives exactly a year after enlarging its local footprint here at home. The new outpost opened last month in the Siam Paragon mega-mall with […]

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MooShoes’ All Vegan ‘Grocer’ is Now Open on Orchard Street

Posted February 13, 2017 at 5:12 am

MooShoes, the sixteen-year-old vegan shoe shop, lifted the veil on its spinoff grocer last week. Orchard Grocer is named as the newcomer, carved from said retailer into an adjoining entity at 78 Orchard Street. As previously reported, the full service vegan grocery features an all-vegan deli, shelves of various dry goods, refrigerator units, and even […]

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The Flower Shop Reveals itself on Eldridge Street

Posted February 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

In the works for almost a year, trendy Eldridge Street hang, The Flower Shop, is nearing completion. Ever so slowly. The plywood shed, which had been attached to the exterior since the fall, was detached last week. The Flower Shop is already three months delayed, though, initially pegged for a fall debut. Indeed, the New […]

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