In Lower East Side food news this morning:
- Fatta Cuckoo comes to Clinton Street: Owner Martin Kirchoff tells Grub Street he and his wife should be ready to open their “seasonal American” restaurant in the former SavorNY space sometime after Christmas. They’re envisioning a neighborhood spot where the drinks don’t cost a fortune. Brett Ackerman, formerly of Marlow & Sons and Diner in Williamsburg, will be in the kitchen. The Italian-influenced menu will feature veggies grown in a backyard garden. Fat Cuckoo, by the way, means “to make crazy” in “Neopolitan cockney.”
- As we’ve mentioned, Berkli Parc, the new coffee shop/California cuisine spot at Delancey and Allen opened yesterday. For now, it’s a limited menu but eventually co-owner Mark Hernandez says there will be sandwiches, soups and salads. Also: there’s free wi-fi.
- EV Grieve has news about the cafe at the Bowery Poetry Club.
- And last but not least: you may eat your pastrami fearlessly. Katz’s got a A from the health department!
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