Food Wire: Souvalki GR, DBGB Beer Tastings, Cupping at Dora

Souvlaki GR’s food truck – near Union Square.

In food/restaurant news:

  • New York Street News has its first big scoop of the year! Souvlaki GR, Vendy Award winner, is going brick-and-mortar on the Lower East Side. The buzz-worthy food truck operators are looking to take over a storefront at 116 Stanton (near Essex). The owners will go before Community Board 3 this month in their quest for a license to sell wine and beer.
  • DBGB will be hosting beer and cheese tastings the second Tuesday of every month (beginning this month). Cost: $25/person.
  • Staff shortages mean Sugar Sweet Sunshine will have reduced hours this week:  8am to 7pm through Thursday. Friday 8am – TBD & Saturday 10am – TBD.
  • Dora, the new coffee shop on East Broadway, holds its first “cupping” Saturday ay 3pm.

Good Morning: Aces & Eights Update, Chatham Square Library Temporarily Closing, Keanu in the Hood

Downtown Skyline

Photo by Joel Raskin.

78 degrees and sunny today.  Alternate side parking is suspended today and tomorrow in observance of Sukkah. District 1’s Community Education Council meets tonight to dscuss, among other things, the latest test score results (we will post the full agenda a bit later).

Taste of the LES: Sugar Sweet Sunshine

We resume our series profiling the participants in this year’s Taste of the Lower East Side with a perennial neighborhood favorite — Sugar Sweet Sunshine.  When I arrived on a sunny afternoon last week to interview co-owners Debbie Weiner and Peggy Williams, they were sitting outside enjoying a (very) rare respite from the kitchen. Since opening in 2003, Sugar Sweet Sunshine has thrived on a simple concept — serving delicious cupcakes and other tempting treats, while at the same time creating a comfortable, laid back hangout for the neighborhood.

Sugar Sweet Sunshine

Magnolia Bakery alums Debbie Weiner and Peggy Williams run this laid back cupcake cafe on Rivington Street. The pistachio and red velvet varieties are our personal favorites. Cupcakes cost $1.50 each.

126 Rivington, near Essex

212-995-1960

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