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Randall’s Barbecue Won’t be Returning to Grand Street

Posted May 6, 2020 at 5:00 am

As the proverbial curve flattens, so goes the restaurant business. Another victim of the COVID-19 shutdown on the Lower East Side – Randall’s Barbecue. Chef-proprietor Jared Male announced the permanent closure on social media last month. “We tried keeping our doors open as long as possible, but the time has come,” he noted. “When I […]

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The Pickle Guys are Back Open After a Brief Coronavirus-Related Shutdown

Posted April 30, 2020 at 5:00 am

After a brief hiatus owed to Passover and the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pickle Guys are back in business on Grand Street. A welcome return to the neighborhood, the brine masters yesterday announced their return to retail, albeit with revised store hours and shopping policy. They’re also offering advance online ordering and providing curbside pickup, in […]

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Pickle Guys to Close Next Week, Hope to Reopen in May

Posted April 3, 2020 at 5:10 am

Some sour news indeed for Lower East Siders: The Pickle Guys are going on hiatus. Indefinitely. The brine stalwarts of Grand Street announced the closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which also coincides with the Jewish holiday of Passover. The pickle peeps hope to return at the beginning of May. The store will remain open […]

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Promised for 2 Years, ‘Diller’ Finally Brings its Fried Pickles to Grand Street

Posted June 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

Killer diller is dressed to the hilt… Indeed, the name has been in Broadway-style lights on Grand Street since last fall. And now, Diller is finally opening. The new fried pickles joint had been waiting what seemed like an eternity for the final Con Edison inspections at 357 Grand Street. But the many months of […]

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Sneak Peek Inside ‘Randall’s Barbecue,’ Opening August 26 on Grand Street

Last modified August 16, 2018 at 12:51 pm

Time has come for Randall’s Barbecue on Grand Street. Months of delays in the rearview, the newcomer restaurant is set to start serving in two weeks. Here’s a sneak peek inside the establishment at 359 Grand. There is picnic seating plus bar stools facing the open kitchen. The Randall’s menu consists of barbecue classics like […]

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Meet ‘Diller,’ the New Fried Pickles Spot from the Pickle Guys

Posted March 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

Get ready for Diller. It’s been just over one year since the Pickle Guys rolled the barrels up the ramp and across the way to 357 Grand Street. The move was a big deal, transpiring fourteen years after proprietor Alan Kaufman split from Guss’ Pickles to create his own standalone business. Now comfortable in their […]

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Pickle Guys will Start Grinding Super Hot Passover Horseradish this Weekend

Posted March 16, 2018 at 5:03 am

Passover falls quite early this year – at the end of March – so the Pickle Guys are getting a head start on serving up their special sauce. Homemade super-hot horseradish ground onsite. Horseradish sales begin on Sunday (March 18) and will likely draw crowds. Expect the gas-masked grinder, as always, and a horde of […]

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‘Randall’s Barbecue’ Takes a Foothold in Seward Park

Posted September 5, 2017 at 5:07 am

Shalom Chai pizzeria is three years in the grave, but its former Grand Street headquarters might soon go traif. From kosher dairy to barbecue, in fact. You’ll recall that the landlord of 359 Grand Street, the Seward Park Co-op, evicted the business in May 2014. That’s when first-timer Nathan Sklar signed a fifteen-year lease to impart a Mediterranean […]

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The Pickle Guys Break with Tradition to Open on Saturdays

Posted May 8, 2017 at 5:03 am

Shomer Shabbos no more. Now that its new location is officially official – there was an inauguration last week – The Pickle Guys are breaking with tradition. Observing the Sabbath is now out, as the business just began selling on Saturdays. This weekend was the test run for the new schedule. The Pickle Guys are still […]

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With Passover Coming, Pickle Guys Start Grinding the ‘Super-Hot’ Horseradish

Posted March 31, 2017 at 5:11 am

The Pickle Guys are ready for Passover. Time has come for the handmade horseradish, which began selling from the newfangled takeout window earlier this week. However, the true annual sales launch kicks off Sunday. As in years past, a spectacle will likely ensue. Expect the usual sidewalk crowds, with gas-masked grinder and hordes of customers […]

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