Coming Soon at Rivington and Allen: Sauce

The dining room features tile floors, large windows along Rivington and chandeliers fashioned from retired cutlery.

Most of the plywood is down and the lace curtains are up at Sauce, the new Italian eatery set to open by the end of the month at the corner of Rivington and Allen streets.

For his first foray south of Houston Street, Frank Prizinzano of Frank and Lil’ Frankie’s has converted the former Kampuchea space into an old-school red sauce look. We wandered by with our camera this afternoon and caught construction workers putting finishing touches on ceilings and bathrooms. There’s still some work to be done on the Rivington Street side, but the entrance on Allen Street is complete, and big windows offer a look inside.

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Food Wrap: Heritage Meats, SuChin Pak, Sauce

Renovations continue at New Roma Pizza at Delancey and Essex.

 Starting off the week’s local restaurant and food news:

  • NY1 visited the new Heritage Meats in Essex Street Market last week.
  • Hester Street Fair co-founder SuChin Pak talks to Grub Street about her cravings for Pho and her new day job at DailyCandy, just as Uniqlo plasters her face on buses.
  • Sauce restaurant, the Italian eatery scheduled to open at 78 Rivington this fall, is hiring an experienced butcher, according to CraigsList.
  • Fork in the Road introduces a new peel noodle joint at 28 Forsyth St. 

Kampuchea Becomes Bun & Company

Ratha Chaupoly

Last week, Ratha Chaupoly of Kampuchea (78 Rivington) announced he was closing his restaurant (too high end for the neighborhood) and opening something new in the same location. Today Grub Street reports that “something new” will be Bun & Company, opening on Saturday: