A little while ago, we reported that Max Fish may be returning to the neighborhood, which surfaced on the agenda for next month’s liquor licensing subcommittee of Community Board 3. That advisory body gets the first look at proposals for new alcohol permits on the LES, and its schedule for Monday, April 7, contains a few other bits of news worth passing along:
- Pies ‘n’ Thighs, the fried chicken and dessert joint that started in a beer closet in Williamsburg in 2006, apparently plans to open on the Lower East Side, at 43 Canal St., between Orchard and Ludlow streets. The restaurant is applying for a beer-and-wine-only license. That intersection is really heating up, spurred at least in part by the conversion of the Jarmulowsky bank building into a boutique hotel under way. A proposal for Roman pizza and high-end cocktails at 1 Ludlow St. is up for consideration at the same meeting.
- A license application is on the docket at the current home of Tiny Fork, Rob Shamlian’s oyster and cocktail bar at 167 Orchard St. Under the new name “Biscuits and Bourbon,” the application seeks a full bar permit, an additional bar in the basement (which Shamlian has been unable to procure on several tries at Tiny Fork) and expanded hours until to 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday.
- An application by a group called “Two Almontes Corp.” is back on the agenda asking for a full bar permit at 108 Stanton St., the former home of El Sombrero, which closed for good last week. That proposal was withdrawn without being heard last month.