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Spur Tree Returns to Orchard Street for Menu Collaboration with Norman’s Cay

Posted June 25, 2014 at 6:09 am

When Spur Tree suddenly closed shop earlier this year, ownership promised patrons that the Jamaican-flavored hangout would return. Another Lower East Side location has proven elusive, though, so Plan B in now in effect. The brand has joined forces with its old neighbor on Orchard Street. We didn’t see this coming. We just received word that […]

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Here’s What to Expect from Sarah Simmons’ Birds & Bubbles on Forsyth Street

Posted June 13, 2014 at 5:48 am

Earlier this month, we brought word that City Grit’s Sarah Simmons was planning a new concept for the former Grotto space at 200 Forsyth Street. The latter restaurant closed in back in January after fifteen years in business, and Simmons now hopes to reactivate the sub-level vacancy with Birds & Bubbles. The 22-table, southern-style restaurant is named […]

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Norman’s Cay Adds New Chef from ABC Cocina; Sidewalk Cafe Coming Soon

Posted April 7, 2014 at 6:05 am

Six months into operations at 74 Orchard Street, there are changes to report inside the kitchen of Norman’s Cay. Mik Edelman, who apparently helped open ABC Cocina as lead line cook, is now on board. The new chef will lend his touch to the cuisine of Caribbean eats. When asked about the staff shuffle, co-owner […]

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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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Looking at the Proposed Menu for the Sunshine Lounge on East Houston

Posted February 7, 2013 at 6:50 am

One of the flashpoint issues on the Community Board 3 agenda for the SLA subcommittee is the Sunshine Lounge concept at 143 East Houston.

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Little Muenster Expands Menu, Partners with Saxelby Cheesemongers

Posted February 1, 2013 at 6:31 am

Just shy of a year into its existence on the Lower East Side, local cult favorite Little Muenster has some big cheese news.

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Expanded Cafe Katja Opens on Orchard Street

Posted October 11, 2012 at 6:28 am

Cafe Katja is back on track, having just reopened in its new expanded space on Orchard Street.

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Hair of the Dog Opens on Orchard Today

Posted October 11, 2012 at 6:08 am

Assume positions; it all starts now. The shit is about to hit the proverbial fan of upper Orchard Street.

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TeaNY Becomes “Teany-ssimo” Restaurant Cafe on Rivington

Posted September 14, 2012 at 6:09 am

Notice anything different about TeaNY’s 90 Rivington facade? Yup, their signage was swapped with more lights and a slightly different name.

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The Orchard House Introduces Lunch Options

Posted June 7, 2012 at 6:18 am

The Orchard House needed something to help jumpstart the joint. Especially since we’ve rarely seen the place at capacity at any time of day.

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