Bartender Brandon Bramhall with owners Michael McIlroy and Sam Ross
Editor’s note: When it comes to food and drink, there’s something for everyone on the Lower East Side. In our magazine last month, we featured some of the guys behind the counters at the neighborhood’s classic diners. This month, we went in a totally … Continue reading
151 Essex St.
It looks like the team behind Indochine and Acme have set their sights on a large space at 151 Essex St. previously occupied by Laugh Lounge. According to paperwork filed with Community Board 3, Jean-Marc Houmard, Jon Neidich and Huy Chi Le are applying for a liquor license in the former comedy club … Continue reading
Sivan Harlap, Andrew States. Photo by The Lo-down.
It’s been a couple of weeks since Eastwood opened for business at 221 East Broadway. The new bar, run by Sivan Harlap and Andrew States, joins Pushcart Coffee and Malt & Mold in building a locally-owned, indie nitch in the historic “Mayflower Hotel” building at the corner of … Continue reading
22 Orchard St.
There’s a new “creative Chinese” spot coming to 22 Orchard St, the block just above Canal. According to documents filed with Community Board 3 today, Jonathan Wu and Wilson Tang are applying for a full liquor license, in a storefront once occupied by a wholesale noodle company. Wu, a Per Se alum, has … Continue reading
Pho Grand, 277 Grand St.
In food news today:
Pho Grand, the popular Vietnamese restaurant at 277 Grand St., has reopened after being shut down by the city’s Health Department earlier this month. The business has a “grade pending” placard in the door, which means inspectors will be back sometime soon.
EV Grieve notes that Veselka Bowery has … Continue reading
139 Ludlow Street.
Here’s a look at the restaurants and bars going before Community Board 3 next month in support of liquor license applications. CB3 just released the agenda for the May meeting of its liquor licensing committee. As expected, Soho House is finally planning to pitch the board on its plan for a new private … Continue reading
Shalom Chai Pizza, 357 Grand St.
Shalom Chai, the kosher pizza restaurant at 357 Grand St., has finally reopened. The business was closed March 8, following a failed Department of Health inspection. At a re-inspection on Monday, Shalom Chai received 9 violation points, down from 61 points and has now been listed in the city’s online … Continue reading
Matt Levine outside Sons of Essex.
Yesterday, nightlife operator Matt Levine told Eater that one of his establishments, Cocktail Bodega at 205 Chrystie St., would be closed for an extended period due to “building issues,” which he said were related to plumbing problems. Then a few hours later, Eater posted an update, including a statement from … Continue reading
Tiny Fork, 167 Orchard St. Photo by Jaffinator via Instagram.
It looks like Tiny Fork, the new oyster bar and nightlife spot from Rob Shamlian, is open for business at 167 Orchard St., in the Slipper Room building. Here’s some photographic evidence from an Instagram user. The menu is available on the restaurant’s web site. As … Continue reading
Pho Grand, 277 Grand St. Photo by Robert K. Chin.
Bad news for fans of Pho Grand, the Vietnamese restaurant at 277 Grand St. The Health Department closed the business last Thursday after an inspection racked up 60 violation points. The report posted online indicates the presence of live roaches in food handling areas, hot and … Continue reading