Ken & Cook

‘De Maria’ is Done After 2 Years on Kenmare Street [Updated]

Last modified August 13, 2018 at 10:48 pm

De Maria is dead. The chic Kenmare Street cafe closed down last week after little more than two years in business. Word on the street is that staff was allegedly informed that August 12 would be the last day for both De Maria and its basement “events space,” The Lo. An insider also alleges that […]

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Camille Becerra’s ‘De Maria’ Reboot Replaces Ken & Cook this Weekend

Last modified March 28, 2018 at 10:43 pm

Four years after its debut, Ken & Cook quietly called it quits. The Lower East Side nightspot, at the corner of the Bowery and Kenmare Street, closed for renovations during the holiday season. A winter remodeling that netted an ownership (and kitchen) shakeup. De Maria is the result, importing creative director Grace Lee and former Top Chef contestant Camille Becerra as […]

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Lil Charlie’s Ends Its Illegal Basement Operation at Ken & Cook on Kenmare Street

Posted January 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

Caught red-handed, Ken & Cook at 19 Kenmare Street ultimately nixed its illegal basement club, Lil Charlie’s. New Year’s Eve was its last party on premise. Eater had the scoop last week, and reported that the ground-level restaurant will simply expand its operation into the dungeon instead. This will allow for bigger dinner parties and […]

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Ken & Cook Needs a Copy Editor for its Brunch Menu

Posted November 6, 2013 at 6:00 am

One Boogie reader dined brunch at Ken & Cook this weekend, and sent along this snapshot of their menu alongside the caption, “gracious spellcheck.” Apparently the restaurant owners at 19 Kenmare opted against copy editing before running to press. Our tipster circled all the egregious spelling errors and assorted typos, including “wafefels” and “Greeg ygurt.” […]

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SLA Drops Hammer on Lil Charlie’s License Alteration

Posted October 24, 2013 at 6:00 am

While the full SLA board acted favorably toward Soho House for Ludlow Street, the same could not be said for Lil Charlie’s on Kenmare. This basement club has been operating illegally (i.e. against its method of operation) beneath Ken & Cook, much to the ire of local residents. The SLA ultimately upheld the recommendation of Community […]

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SLA to Consider Alteration for Lil Charlie’s Club on Kenmare; Community Opposed

Posted October 21, 2013 at 5:32 am

Travertine and its loud late-night clientele never sat right with locals. Its successor at 19 Kenmare isn’t much better, either. Ken & Cook continues the fine tradition of feather ruffling due to its continuous and wanton disregard for the community. For instance, there is still no certificate of occupancy for 19 Kenmare Street, the sidewalk […]

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Ken & Cook Introduces Neon and Awning on Kenmare

Posted April 3, 2012 at 6:09 am

For the last couple months, the troubled 19 Kenmare Street has been buzzing with activity in preparation for the new Travertine replacement, Ken & Cook.

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