From our October magazine, a monthly roundup of new businesses on the Lower East Side.
Antler Beer & Wine Dispensary (123 Allen St.), a new venture from proprietors James Hendrick and Scott Garry that opened in August, is a low-key spot for high-quality brew or vino and snacks in the form of meat and cheese plates, crostini and avocado green chile deviled eggs. Both namesake beverages are on tap, and there’s a selection of “special-format” beers and box wines, as well as sangria and other mixed drinks. (No hard liquor.) The bar is open daily 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. and accepts only cash.
Dimes Café (143 Division St.) brings Los Angeles-style healthy eats and juices to a tiny 18-seat space. Owners Alissa Wagner and Sabrina DeSousa are veterans of a long list of popular neighborhood-style restaurants, including the East Village’s Northern Spy. The café, which opened in early September, offers dishes made from locally sourced and organic ingredients in a no-fuss atmosphere, with takeout also available. Future plans include a beer and wine license. The café serves breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Major credit cards are accepted.
The Rising States (168 Ludlow St.) is a women’s clothing boutique founded by proprietor Meagan Delaney and named after a 19th-century Lower East Side bar. Opened in early September, it stocks “a collection of thoughtfully curated fashion and objects” from emerging designers, including It’s Okay My Dear and Etienne Deroeux, whose $555 red leather pleated skirt was highlighted in a New York Times Fashion Week feature. The shop is open Monday through Saturday noon to 8 p.m. and Sundays noon to 7 p.m.
HOLL – New York (188 Orchard St.) is a new menswear and accessories boutique founded by designer Gabriel Holl and opened in mid-September. His work features upscale knitwear and accessories such as scarves, ties and custom-tailored hats. His products are “made right here in New York by real New Yorkers.” The boutique is open Tuesday through Sunday noon to 8 p.m.
Papa Dish (6 Clinton St.), opened in the former home of Dessert Truck Works at the end of August. It offers pizza for $1/slice, plus a standard selection of sandwiches, salads and burgers all priced less than $8 each. Breakfast is served starting at 6 a.m. The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday until 7 p.m. and delivers (212-598-9988).