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Empanada Mama Opening at 189 East Houston

Last modified August 14, 2012 at 11:24 am

The revolving door of restaurants at 189 East Houston is about to receive its latest entrant. A Latin joint from Hell’s Kitchen.

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Kung Fu Bing Reveals New Signage at 189 East Houston

Posted July 1, 2010 at 6:13 am

With months of preparations already under its belt, Kung Fu Bing officially planted its flag at 189 East Houston.  So to speak.  There are now, not one, not two, but three illuminated signs bolted into the facade.

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Quickly Now Serving Bubble Tea at 79 Division

Last modified June 1, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Now that Kung Fu Bing is safe and sound at 189 East Houston, we can re-focus our attention on its former Division Street digs.  Gone are the yellowing Chinese newspapers and DIY “for rent” signs.  Over the holiday weekend, fresh orange signage was installed, revealing the latest cornershop occupant. And it’s a bit more health conscious.  Behold […]

Coming Soon: Kung Fu Bing at 189 East Houston

Last modified November 1, 2010 at 12:20 am

Hold the phone!  Kung Fu Bing has not given up on the Lower East Side just yet. Merely a couple months after shuttering its eight-month-old location at 79 Division Street, the hokie eatery is poised to reopen at 189 East Houston, former home of Ashkara.

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189 East Houston Begins Renovations

Last modified May 12, 2010 at 7:57 am

There is activity anew at 189 East Houston!  Since Ashkara vacated the premises over three months ago, the interior remained much as they had left it.  Random wall hangings, identifying signage on the glass food cases, and cooking equipment was all untouched. The windows eventually devolved into a dusty dirty disaster.

More Rogue Street Signs Discovered on Houston

Posted February 12, 2010 at 6:18 am

There are more rogue street signs to report.  Our latest discoveries are actually around the corner from the “broke is the new black” on Orchard Street. Located just outside the recently-shuttered Ashkara is this trifecta of greatness.

Ashkara Out of Business

Last modified January 28, 2010 at 9:30 am

Another closure to report. After little more than three years serving Middle Eastern fare, Ashkara, the kosher pita joint at 189 East Houston, is now out of business. Dinner time the last few nights, the grub spot was completely dark. Signage and all.  Inside, the place is a mess – table and chairs are gone and […]