La Contenta

‘Sunita Bar’ Fades from Norfolk Street After 16 Years

Posted March 12, 2019 at 5:05 am

“My story is the story of what’s happening on the Lower East Side, with all the changes, development, and greedy landlords,” small business owner Sunita Lofters quips. She is the sole proprietor of the eponymous bar at 106 Norfolk Street, which concluded business this month after sixteen years on the block. The establishment now sits […]

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La Contenta Opening in the Old Saro Bistro Space Next Month

Posted January 23, 2015 at 5:10 am

While residents grapple with the terrors of living under the thumb of Samy Mahfar, a new restaurant is opening in the commercial space of 102 Norfolk Street. As previously reported, a 14-seat Mexican joint called La Contenta Cocina de Barrio has taken the reins from Saro Bistro, which closed in April 2014 after a solid […]

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Rustic LES on Ridge Street Shutters; Vacate Order Issued

Posted August 12, 2014 at 5:51 am

Rustic LES – the homey Moroccan bistro at 124 Ridge Street – recently shuttered after a bumpy two-year tenure on the east side. There had been high hopes for the food truck gone brick-and-mortar, but ultimately the concept was a tough sell to the neighborhood. Of course, it didn’t help that scaffolding obstructed the premises for […]

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Saro Bistro on Norfolk Is Sold; La Contenta Takes Over

Posted June 5, 2014 at 6:07 am

Many in the neighborhood consider the three-year-old Saro Bistro a jewel of the Lower East Side dining scene. Named for his grandmother, the Balkan-infused restaurant at 102 Norfolk Street was the singular vision of chef-owner Eran Elhalal, who served up comfort food “left by two long lost empires” – Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman. Now, to the […]

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