Food

Orchard Street Now a ‘Jingle Hell’ with Fornicating Reindeer and Pissing Santa

Posted December 4, 2017 at 9:43 am

Of golden showers and horny reindeer. The Skinny has taken that SantaCon spirit and foisted it upon Hell Square with the kitschy “Jingle Hell’s” television promo stunt. Installing new signage and lewd Christmas decorations on the roof of 174 Orchard Street. Such as this pissing Santa, complete with neon yellow stream; or the fornicating reindeer […]

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‘Kahuna Wave’ Surfs onto Clinton Street this Week

Posted December 4, 2017 at 5:05 am

Artist designer N1 lasted barely a year at 43 Clinton Street before giving up the ghost last spring. Since then, its former outpost remained a dormancy and is now under new tenancy. It’s gonna be a restaurant. Naturally. In surfs the Kahuna Wave, which has been building out 43 Clinton Street that last few months. […]

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Hell Square Gets a Drunken ‘Jingle’ with SYFY Pop-up Bar at The Skinny

Posted December 1, 2017 at 5:03 am

It’s only fitting that one of the most rowdy of Hell Square bars is rebranded as “Jingle Hell’s.” Indeed, beginning tomorrow and for the next ten days, The Skinny bar on Orchard Street is masquerading as an “an anti-holiday pop-up bar” to promote SYFY’s new television series, HAPPY! The cable network sure pulled out all […]

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Tri-level Sushi Clubstaurant ‘Juku’ Takes on Chinatown

Posted November 30, 2017 at 5:08 am

Le Baron is now officially succeeded by Juku, a multilevel Japanese small-plates establishment that debuted earlier this week. Its ascension was mired in local controversy, owed in large part to the transition (and corporate changes) after Le Baron closed in June 2015. Juku is a three-level clubstaurant, with “distinct dining areas.” Per Eater, a 12-seat […]

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Tache Artisan Chocolate Goes Underground in Move to Chrystie Street

Posted November 29, 2017 at 5:18 am

Tache Artisan Chocolate just left the business improvment district, so to speak. The company packed up its Broome Street dessert studio earlier this month, concluding more than five years at this location. The storefront at 254 Broome is now cleared and ready for the next in line. Ownership, meanwhile, already found harbor in a basement […]

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Mazeish Closes to Make Way for ‘TongKatsu’ on Rivington Street

Last modified November 29, 2017 at 11:10 am

Mazeish is no more, replaced instead with another fast-casual concept of a different cuisine. TongKatsu announced itself with a new illuminated canopy at 137 Rivington Street just before the Thanksgiving holiday. TongKatsu is described as a “Modern Japanese Inspired Quick Casual Restaurant.” Chef-owner Ben “Seraph” Tong leads the show here, and tells us that it […]

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‘GrandLo Cafe’ Kickstarts Crowdfunding Campaign Ahead of Winter Debut

Posted November 29, 2017 at 5:05 am

The Grand Street Settlement is a couple months away from opening GrandLo Cafe at Essex Crossing Site 6. In the meantime, however, the social service institution has jumpstarted a Kickstarter campaign to assist completion of the nonprofit coffee shop concept (aka “nosh for profit”). All of the donations collected – roughly $7,600 of the $25,000 […]

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Cuban Eatery ‘Agozar’ Ends its 15-Year Run this Week

Posted November 28, 2017 at 5:09 am

It was only a couple weeks ago when we shot a photo of Agozar. That familiar feeling came over us – sensing that a place of this character couldn’t last much longer on Bowery 2.0. Sure enough, word came down the pike this week that the cuban restaurant will close forever on Thursday after fifteen […]

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‘Tang Hotpot’ Soft Opens on the Bowery

Posted November 28, 2017 at 5:07 am

The so-called tech incubator of 135 Bowery just sprouted its first restaurant. Tang Hotpot, under construction since last spring, is finally ready for consumption. It soft opened for business last night. “The flavor and ingredients over [in Chengdu] have never been seen in New York,” owner Yu Li told Grub St. “I don’t see any […]

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We Lost the Cup & Saucer for this Cheap Pizza Joint

Posted November 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

The replacement was swift and unmerciful. We lost the venerable Cup & Saucer for this shit. In comes the so-called Canal Pizza. Signage for the (presumably) cheap-eats newcomer arrived over the holiday weekend, replacing that beautifully faded print with cartoonish iconography. Meanwhile, build-out of the interior has been ongoing the last couple weeks, as previously […]

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