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Mario’s Pizza Now Serving at 147 East Houston

Last modified January 17, 2010 at 1:29 pm

Well, the wait is over. No more dilly-dallying.  Nearly a month after first revealing its trademark-infringing signage, (super) Mario’s Pizza is now serving slices, burgers, and wings at 147 East Houston.  We ambled past during dinnertime last night and saw a bunch of people sitting on the bar stools and eating in the booths. Have […]

Super Mario Signage for Mario’s Pizza

Posted November 17, 2009 at 6:36 am

Although not yet serving the neighborhood, Mario’s Pizza at 147 East Houston (formerly Chickpea) just gained some flashy, trademark-infringing signage.  The folks at Nintendo probably wouldn’t be too happy if they saw this – clearly a Super Mario Steal.  Nevertheless, the pizzeria-cum-burger-joint-cum-wings-spot will open sometime within the next week.  This latest intel from an employee […]

Coming Soon: Mario’s Pizza to 147 East Houston

Posted October 26, 2009 at 6:11 am

A new all-purpose, all-American grub joint is poised to open at 147 East Houston, just over a month after Chickpea vacated the premises.  Mario’s Pizza will feature everything from pizza and pasta, to burgers and chicken wings.  While the marquee still reflects the prior tenant, the new decal lettering is already on the glass doors. […]

Chickpea at 147 East Houston Now Closed

Last modified September 22, 2009 at 10:21 am

Since opening at 147 East Houston fourteen months ago, Chickpea never really had much luck drawing a crowd.  In fact, the place was usually empty during peak dining hours – lunch, dinner, late night.  So it comes as little surprise that the local franchise decided to close this outpost. Last night, the storefront was dark, […]

Chickpea: Houston Edition

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:46 am

[Chickpea on the LES] Chickpea [link] has officially invaded the LES. Definitely under the radar. Now at the corner of Houston and Eldridge, the pita spot is adjacent to an old-school Western Union/Check Ca$hing storefront. A clash of the seedy and upscale, the site is a familiar social conundrum that is so typical these days. […]